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Suspects sought after 9 shot on Bourbon Street

1 year ago June 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Monday, June 30 2014 Monday, June 30, 2014 11:34:48 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Stacey Plaisance

NEW ORLEANS - One person remains in critical condition as a result of a weekend gunfight on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Police said nine people were hit when shots rang out at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Five remained hospitalized Monday at LSU Hospital. Four were in stable condition. One was in critical.

Images captured from a surveillance camera above a bar showed people running down the street in the chaos of the shooting.

The shooting happened as New Orleans prepares for a major summer tourist event: The annual Essence Festival opens Thursday and runs through the Fourth of July weekend.

Police chief Ronal Serpas says there will be a strong police presence in tourist-heavy locations like the French Quarter over the holiday weekend.

Identities of those wounded have not been released.

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