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New Orleans shooting leaves 11 injured

New Orleans PD 11 people shot on Canal Street 2 in critical condition

Eleven people were injured - two critically - in a Sunday shooting on a main thoroughfare in New Orleans, police said.

The shooting occurred along the 700 block of Canal Street around 3:25 a.m. central time, near Bourbon and Chartres Streets in the French Quarter.

The victims have all been taken to hospital.

The victims were taken to local area hospitals with 5 going to University Hospital and the other 5 going to Tulane Hospital.

The French Quarter is still being blocked off in the area as police conduct an investigation on the shooting.

Police have said that two people are in critical condition and no arrests have been made, although one person has been detained. So far, only one person has been detained for the shooting, but it isn't known if the person had a role in the shooting.

The New Orleans Police Service is investigating a massive morning shooting on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

"When people resort to gun violence to resolve problems, it never creates solutions - only innocent victims and trauma", New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement. No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident, the agency noted.

Kenneth Culbreth told The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune that he had gone into a CVS pharmacy in the early morning hours to make a quick purchase. "Investigation remains ongoing. #NOPDAlert".

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact the police department's Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.