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Two armed gangs rioted in New Orleans on Sunday after they "randomly" shot into a crowd in front of a Daiquiri shop and killed three people, according to the police. Seven others were injured.
"Two people dressed in something we thought were hooded … approached behind us, right in front of the daiquiri shop, just behind us, opening fire with a rifle and a pistol Crowd, "New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison told reporters late Saturday.
"We believe that they actually stood over one of the persons and fired several rounds and then fled," he said.
"It has to be personal," he added. 1
Two men and one woman were declared dead on the scene.
The shootings occurred on Saturday night on Claiborne Avenue, about three miles from the French Quarter, New Orleans police spokesman Aaron Looney said.  The Victims were taken to hospitals in the area, and one of the victims, who are believed to be in critical condition, underwent surgery.
Police said they did not know the motive for shooting.
"We'll find out during the investigation. It was very intentional, but we do not. "I just know his gang is related," Harrison added.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell condemned the violence in a statement released shortly after the shootings.
Dystany Muse and Brittany Morris reported from New York; F. Brinley Bruton reported from London.