Tragic news coming out of New Orleans…
One person and has been killed and nine others were injured during a mass shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans early Sunday (Nov 27) morning.
Gunfire erupted before 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Bourbon, between Canal and Iberville streets.
Police presence was heavy to provide coverage for the Bayou Classic. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to prevent the shooting.
According to Nola.com, the shooting victims were 2 women and 8 men ranging in age from 20 to 37 years old.
“It was panic,” said Glean Williams, 24, who was selling hats and other items at a table on Canal Street near Bourbon. “Everybody started running. People getting run over, stepped on, knocked over.”
People ran into doorways and hotels, or hid behind Christmas-lighted palm trees along Canal Street, Williams said.
1 dead 10 wounded n another mass shooting on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. 1 victim arrested 4 gun violation pic.twitter.com/qXWqrTmDV3
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Mayor Mitch Landrieu praised the work of first responders and called the shooting “totally unacceptable.”
“The violence just continues to spin out of control with people brandishing weapons whenever they think they can,” Landrieu said.
Two men were arrested at the scene (including one of the shooting victims) for gun possession. It’s unclear if the second arrested man is a connected to the deadly shooting.
Story is developing…
My prayers to everyone impacted by this senseless act of violence.