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13 people shot in New Orleans, most in single day of 2017

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, June 05 2017 Jun 5, 2017 June 05, 2017 10:25 AM June 05, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
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NEW ORLEANS - Two people died and 11 were wounded amid the most shootings New Orleans has had in one day this year.

The Times-Picayune reports police say Saturday's gunfire resulted in the highest number of shooting victims in a single day of 2017. As of Sunday morning, more than 300 have been shot this year in the city at a rate of roughly two people a day.

The violence began around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when five were shot during an incident that left two men killed.

Hours later, a 35-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot while entering his car. Shortly after 12 p.m. a 64-year-old man was found inside his vehicle with a gunshot wound.

About 11 p.m. four more were shot and hospitalized. A half-hour later, the same happened with two men.

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