The NOPD is currently looking for two suspects believed to be involved in the New Orleans shooting at Bourbon Street on Sunday.
Police believe the shooters knew each other. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said that the suspects had an argument, after which they took out guns and shot at each other. The injured people were bystanders, not intended targets. As reported by Nola, there were ten victims: two males and eight females. The victims are expected to make full recoveries in the hospital.
One male died while others sustained injuries. Demontris Toliver, the victim, was a 25-year-old Baton Rouge tattoo artist who was in town to celebrate his birthday.
Police officers patrolling the area responded immediately. They immediately arrested two people in possession of illegal firearms. However, neither of them are believed to be the suspects.
On Sunday evening, 11 people were arrested for carrying illegal firearms, the NOPD News reported. Meanwhile, the FBI, ATF and Louisiana State Police are investigating the incident.
The suspects fled on foot and have not yet been identified. Also, a manhunt is underway. So far, authorities still haven’t released names or pictures of the suspects. Harrison said in a press conference that they have “strong information” to solve the case. He also said that they are already pursuing every lead.
Harrison has urged anyone to come forward with useful information. Also, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has asked the public for help, adding that they are going to do their best to capture the suspects.
“We had a robust presence of police officers. EMS was actually on the scene less than half a block away when the incident happened. We’re going to pursue these individuals very, very aggressively,” Landrieu said, as reported by the WDSU.