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Woman in critical condition after shooting on Canal St.

4 years 9 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 11 2015 Feb 11, 2015 February 11, 2015 3:58 PM February 11, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say a shooting near busy Canal Street seriously wounded a woman.

The 44-year-old woman was shot in the chest. Police said she is not believed to have been the target of the shooter when she was hit Wednesday afternoon. According to WWL-TV, she is currently in critical condition.

The shooting happened on South Rampart Street, less than a block from Canal Street at the edge of New Orleans' Central Business District. And it happened about four blocks away from a parade route, hours ahead of two Mardi Gras parades.

Police have not identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.

Image: Jaclyn Kelley

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