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Mass Shooting Strikes Bayou Classic Weekend in New Orleans; 11 Wounded


Eleven people were wounded — 2 critically — in an overnight mass shooting on Canal Street in New Orleans’ famed French Quarter.

So far no arrests have been made according to New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson.

Ferguson told reporters that police patrols were already on heightened alert for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend football game between rivals Grambling State and Southern University at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

A $5,000 reward for information about the shooting.

New Orleans City Councilmember Kristin Giselson Palmer also issued a statement that in part read:

“This is a terrible event on a weekend meant to celebrate the traditions of two wonderful Louisiana Institutions. I hope for a speedy recovery for the victims and will work closely with the administration to provide any support necessary to them and their families.”

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