Early Sunday morning in New Orleans’s French Quarter, at least 10 people were shot. While two were critical condition following the shooting, all were in stable condition by Monday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Officials credited an increased police presence in anticipation of the Bayou Classic, an annual Thanksgiving football game between Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars, for law enforcement’s rapid response. A mass shooting occurred during the same weekend in 2016 on Bourbon Street, killing one man and injuring nine.
What we know:
- The shooting began around Sunday 3:30 am CT.
- 10 people were shot, five were women and five were men. Two were in critical condition Sunday; as of Monday, all are in stable condition.
- An individual was apprehended near the scene of the shooting, but Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said that person “had no involvement” in the shooting.
- No arrests have been made yet, but Ferguson promised: “We will be holding these individuals accountable.” Law enforcement officials have asked the public for help in identifying suspects.
What we don’t know:
- The identity of the shooter.
- The identities of the victims.