9 injured in Bourbon St. shooting. (Photo Credit: WWL)
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police say nine people have been injured during a shooting on Bourbon Street.
Police spokesman Frank Robertson says in a statement that the incident happened about 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Bourbon Street. He says the unidentified victims were taken to a hospital, where seven were listed in stable condition and a female was listed in critical condition. Another victim's condition was not available. An investigation is ongoing.
No further details were released by officials.
An eyewitness told CBS affiliate WWL in New Orleans that an angry-sounding man shot at another man and then emptied his gun into the crowd.
"Just turned around and he started shooting at the crowd. He seemed pissed off at some dude, pulled the gun out and started shooting at the guy then turned around on the crowd and started shooting at us," the witness told WWL.
Sunday morning's incident is the third major shooting on Bourbon Street in the last three years.