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9 Hurt In Early Morning Shooting On Bourbon Street

One of the victims is in critical condition at a local hospital after Sunday's shooting. The other six are listed in stable condition.
Posted at 8:32 AM, Jun 29, 2014

Police are investigating after nine people were hurt during a shooting on New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street early Sunday.

Police say it happened just before 3:00 Sunday morning. A witness told WWL-TV that it looked like the shooter was intentionally trying to shoot one person and then randomly started firing off shots.

Police say seven of the victims were listed in stable condition, another in critical condition, and the condition of the ninth injured person is unknown.

"This happened near popular tourist attractions including Preservation Hall, Pat O'Brien's. Unfortunately, not the first time we've reported these mass shootings here on Bourbon Street." (Via CNN)

Just last year, NBC reported four people were shot after one of the shooting victims got into an argument with two men on the packed street. The shooting came just three days before Mardi Gras.

As for Sunday morning's shooting, police have not released any information on the suspect.