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Hotel shooting: 1 dead, 1 critically wounded

10 months ago August 10, 2014 Aug 10, 2014 Sunday, August 10 2014 Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:32:59 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting in a Canal Street hotel room.

Officer Frank Robertson says investigators believe the dead man may have shot himself, but have not confirmed that.

He says the shooting was reported about 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Westin Hotel, in a room occupied by four men.

Robertson says hotel staff let officers into the 17th-floor room, where a man pointed a gun at them.

The officers returned to the hall and called the SWAT team. Robertson says that after hours of negotiations, the SWAT team broke down the door about 9:30 a.m. They found one man dead and another shot in the chest.

Robertson says all four were from out of town, possibly the Lafayette area.

 

IMAGE: WWL-TV

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