Shooting on the edge of the French Quarter leaves 11 injured in New Orleans
(CNN) — A shooter injured 11 people early Sunday on Canal Street, on the edge of New Orleans’ French Quarter, and a person has been detained though not charged, police said.
Ten of the victims were transported to local medical centers, and one walked into a local hospital. Two of the victims are in critical condition, the New Orleans Police Department said.
“An individual was detained near the scene,” police said, but her or his possible involvement in the shooting is under investigation.
No arrests had been made as of about 6:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. ET), according to police.
Police received a call reporting a disturbance at 3:21 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they could hear gunshots and found victims immediately, NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said.
The shooting address provided by police is a brief walk from the popular Bourbon Street, where tourists are known to congregate.
Paramedics and state and federal police have also responded to the scene.
Police say 10 people were taken to two hospitals and an 11th was a walk-in.
The shooting took place on a busy commercial block of Canal Street that has streetcar tracks and is near many hotels. Ferguson says police quickly responded to the scene as patrols were heightened for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University that’s played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.