Breaking: One Dead and Nine Injured in New Orleans' French Quarter Shooting

Nine people are in the hospital and one dead after a shooting in New Orleans' French Quarter on Sunday morning.

There were larger crowds than normal this weekend in the square due to the Bayou Classic – the annual college football game between Southern University Jaguars and Gambling State University Tigers.

The New Orleans Police Department tweeted out about the shooting around 1:30 a.m. According to ABC, the victims range from ages 20 years old to 37 years old.

Two men have been arrested on the scene. Police say one arrest also happened to be one of the victims who was arrested for unrelated reasons, because they were "found to be in illegal possession of a handgun at the scene."

The Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, also had some words for the shooting, "Tonight's shooting was unacceptable. Police and EMS were on scene and responded fast. We will pursue this investigation aggressively."


An investigation is still underway.

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