NEW ORLEANS (Sun, Feb 10) – At least four people were reported injured as a result of wild gunfire following apparently verbal arguments turned into violent reaction involving some people on a New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street ahead of Mardi Gras celebrations, as per Washington Post.
Police: 4 wounded in shooting on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras
The details of the incident revealed by police after reviewing footage caught by a bystander show that four shots rang out rapidly Saturday night followed by screams. Authorities said an argument involving some of those in the crowd led up to the shooting.
Nobody was arrested immediately while police were seeking public’s help to find three men who escaped from the spot allegedly involved in pre-shooting heated conversation.
Police spokesman Frank B. Robertson says the shooting in the crowded French Quarter just days before Fat Tuesday left four people wounded, including a male victim shot in the abdomen, thigh and pelvic area. He says two other male victims also were wounded and one female.
New Orleans has been plagued for years by violent crime, including gun violence that has soared since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005, reported Washington Post.
Source: Washington Post
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