11 shot near French Quarter in New Orleans

Posted at 10:19 AM, Dec 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-01 10:19:01-05

NEW ORLEANS — At least 11 people were shot early Sunday morning near the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Around 3:20 a.m., New Orleans Police Department officers were in the 700 block of Canal Street, just outside of the French Quarter, already in place for the Bayou Classic when they thought they were being fired upon, police said during a press conference.

Officers later located 11 people who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to a press release from NOPD. All of the victims were taken to two area hospitals. Two of the victims are listen in critical condition. Their identities have not been released.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, according to the release.

No officers were injured, according to the release.

Louisiana State Police and federal agents are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 504-658-6080 or Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.