Updated Apr 15, 2024 - News

Mass shooting in New Orleans leaves 1 dead, 11 injured

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A woman was killed and 11 people were injured in a mass shooting late Sunday in the Warehouse District, New Orleans police say.

The big picture: The shooting happened just before midnight in the 800 block of South Peters Street. See the latest.

  • Some victims were found on the sidewalk, NOPD says, while others drove themselves to a hospital.
  • Authorities have not released information about a motive or a description of a possible shooter or shooters.

Driving the news: The shooting happened outside Republic NOLA, the club owner told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

  • Staffers were all safe, he told the paper, but declined to comment further.
  • The club's wooden doors had at least four bullet holes Monday morning, the report said.
  • A car parked nearby also was shot up, WWL said.

Zoom in: Authorities have not released the name or age of the woman who died.

  • They described the other victims as five men and six women. Authorities didn't say how serious their injuries were.

What he's saying: "Sharon and I are praying for the victims and their families in this tragedy," Gov. Jeff Landry posted on X. "This type of violence has no place in our State."

  • Added U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, "It is heartbreaking to see gun violence devastate our city, our neighbors, and our loved ones.... We urgently need common-sense gun reform measures and violence reduction programs in our community."

What's next: Police say they will hold a press conference Monday to talk about the shooting.

  • Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Go deeper: Leaders call for better gun control after mass shooting

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information and comments from Gov. Jeff Landry and Rep. Troy Carter.

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