Shooting breaks out at New Orleans park, 16 wounded

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A amass shooting in a New Orleans park, on Sunday, has left at least 16 people injured, media reported.

The incident took place in Bunny Friend Park in the city’s Upper Ninth Ward, where hundreds of people had gathered to make a music video.

According to reports, the injured victims were all in a stable condition. The Times-Picayune newspaper quoted New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison, saying that, he believed multiple people had fired into the crowd of more than 300.

“I can’t speak to the condition” of all the victims, Harrison said, but “no one has died at this time,” he was quoted as saying by the newspaper

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, interacting with media-persons, said, “At the end of the day it’s really hard to police against a bunch of guys who decide to pull out guns and settle disputes with 300 people between them.”

According to New York Times, NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble, the police learned from witnesses that “there were two groups that were firing shots back and forth at each other, and then ran off after each other on foot.”


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