Ten people were shot in New Orleans' French Quarter on Sunday morning. Police responded to the scene ahead of the annual Thanksgiving weekend football game between Grambling State and Southern University.
Paramedics and state and federal police also responded to the scene. Shooting victims were taken to University Medical Center New Orleans and Tulane hospital. Two of them were in critical condition. They suffered gunshots to the torso. Police had detained an individual but had not determined whether that individual had any involvement in the shooting. The officers were not able to determine who fired the shots. In a statement around midday Sunday local time, New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said the investigation was still in the "very beginning stages."
„One thing is certain, we will not stop until we identify and arrest those responsible," he added. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson also say the investigation into Sunday morning’s mass shooting on Canal Street is just beginning. Police expects to receive informations about the incident at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this investigation. Despite this incident, New Orleans continues to see significant reductions in violent crime.