Three people are dead and another seven were injured in a hail of gunfire outside a jazz bar in New Orleans on Saturday night. They were struck by bullets in the Central City neighborhood at about 8:35 p.m. local time.
The two men and one woman were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. One injured person was in critical condition. The conditions of the other wounded were not immediately available. The two suspected shooters are still on the loose. The shooting took place about three miles southwest of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. "I speak for everyone in our City when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, and we have had more than enough. Three more lives - gone. It has to end. This happened near my neighborhood, on the edge of Broadmoor. It's unacceptable anywhere,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement.
After shooting in New Orleans
No other information from the police on either the gunmen or the incident was immediately available and authorities released no new details early Sunday morning (July 29). The motive for the attack remains unclear. It’s known that two people in hooded sweatshirts opened fire on "a large crowd" at a daiquiri shop, appearing "to fire indiscriminately." One of the men appeared to have a rifle, a handgun, police said. Both ran from the scene on foot toward Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Police in New Orleans have launched a manhunt for suspects.