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Mass shooting in New Orleans leaves 11 people seriously wounded

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The New Orleans Police Department has confirmed that 11 people were injured during the mass shooting early on Sunday, December 1st in the city.

The police said they have begun an investigation into the shooting which occurred along the 700 block of Canal Street near Bourbon and Royal Streets in the French Quarter and an arrest has been made.

Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson explained that investigators are not yet sure whether the person they have detained “had any involvement” with the shooting. Ferguson initially confirmed that 10 people had been shot.

Two of them were listed in critical condition. One of the victims was shot in the chest and the other in the torso. Five of the victims were transported to University Medical Center and another five to Tulane Hospital. Public Information Officer Aaron Looney added in a follow-up press release that an 11th person had been injured and had checked himself into a local hospital.

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