NEW ORLEANS, LA. (THECOUNT) — New Orleans police are responding after multiple people were shot on Canal Street Sunday morning, according to reports.

The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Canal, between Bourbon and Chartres Streets, reports WWL.


Crowds were packed into the French Quarter and Canal Street for the Bayou Classic and Thanksgiving holiday weekend when shot rang out Sunday morning.

Police said a suspect has been apprehended near the scene.

No details were given on how many victims or their extent of their injuries, although initial reports said several were taken to University Medical Center for treatment.


Geo quick facts: New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties – wikipedia.