18-year-old arrested, allegedly shot 5 people on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning
NEW ORLEANS - Five people were shot on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning as people celebrated Bayou Classic weekend, according to New Orleans Police.
Monday afternoon, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson held a press conference and said 18-year-old Dashawn Myre was booked with five counts of aggravated second-degree battery, illegal use of a weapon, illegally carrying a weapon with narcotics and two counts of resisting an officer.
Authorities say gunfire erupted shortly before 2 a.m. on Bourbon Street. Several victims were wounded near the French Quarter. NOPD says three men and two women were injured in the fire. No names or ages were disclosed.
The victims' injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. Two suspects have been taken in for questioning with authorities confiscating weapons from both of them.
During the press conference, Ferguson said 34 guns had been confiscated over the weekend.
This is a developing story.
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