A mass shooting on Bourbon Street, New Orleans has left one dead and nine injured on Sunday, November 27. A New Orleans shooting video has surfaced, showing the distress and panic of witnesses.
At around 1:30 a.m. on Bourbon Street at its intersection with Iberville Street, two men began to argue. Afterwards, shots were fired.
A total of ten people were injured as a result. None of them was the intended target, as reported by NBC News. Two of them were women; eight were men. The victims are 20 to 37 years old. Unfortunately, 25-year-old Demontris Toliver died because of injuries.
Response by the Police
There were dozens of police officers patrolling the area. When they heard the gunshots, they rushed to the scene of the crime where they saw the injured.
The New Orleans Police Department reported that two people were arrested at the scene for illegal possession of firearms. However, neither of them is a suspect.
In the past 48 hours, 11 people were arrested for illegally carrying firearms in the Eighth District. All of them will be investigated in detail.
Police are still gathering evidence from the area. This includes viewing surveillance videos and interviewing witnesses and the injured individuals. A New Orleans shooting video has also been released, showing people in a panic.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu called the shooting “unacceptable.” He added that gun violence is a long-time issue in America that needs to be addressed. Landrieu said that they will find the shooters no matter what.
“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.