Horrific Mass Shooting Hits At Least 11 People

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Gun violence under the Donald Trump administration continues to worsen. His rallies incite people to violence. Plus, the NRA has an open invitation to the White House. Are we surprised that this new tragedy happened?

Advocates for ending people’s ability to purchase weapons designed only to kill humans in war talk to Trump. They actually do get through. Then, the president of the NRA waltzes into the Oval Office, and the U.S. president goes back to the NRA’s Second Amendment propaganda.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported a shooting on Canal Street located in the infamous French Quarter. There were 11 people injured, two of them critically, NBC reported:

#NOPD is investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Canal Street. Initial reports showing multiple victims. A suspect has been apprehended near the scene. No further details at this time. #NOPDAlert’

In an update, the NOPD reported that no arrests have been made at this time. The police detained one individual, but they are still investigating the event:

CORRECTION: An individual was detained near the scene. However, their possible involvement in this incident remains under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time. Investigation remains ongoing. #NOPDAlert’

Originally, the NOPD said 10 people had been taken to the hospital. However, they upped their number to 11 after a hospital reported that one individual walked in with gunshot wounds.

Thus far, the NOPD has not determined the motive for the shooting. The shooter selected a busy block with numerous hotels and streetcar tracks.

Police Supt. Shaun Ferguson noted the quick police response given the Bayou Classic this weekend. This was the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University. NOPD spokesperson Aaron Looney reported:

‘An individual was detained near the scene.’

Police had not made any arrests as of about 6:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. ET). The investigation continues.

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