A shoot-out on Saturday night in New Orleans killed three people and wounded seven others, the authorities said.
The gunfire broke out around 8:30 pm. Local time outside of Chicken & Watermelon, a restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue – about 3 miles from the French Quarter, reports the Times-Picayune.
Two individuals who wore hooded-style clothing, one with a pistol and the other with a shotgun, opened fire on a crowd, FOX 8 told New Orleans.
After that, the suspects fled to walk (19659007) Three injured people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, while four others arrived by private funds, an EMS spokesman said. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, said in a statement that she would "do any necessary resource to end this horror and for justice."
"There is no place for that in New Orleans, a kind of violence," said the mayor's statement, "I speak for everyone in our town when I say we are disgusted, we are angry, and we have more than enough, three more lives – gone, it has to end, this happened near my neighborhood on the outskirts of Broadmoor, it is nowhere unacceptable. "
" There is no room for this kind of violence in New Orleans everyone in our city, when I say that we are disgusted, we are angry and have more than enough, three more lives – gone, it has to end … it is unacceptable everywhere. "
Police chief Michael Harrison called witnesses to work with investigators.
"A lot of people were" We're out here tonight, "the boss told FOX 8." Many people we know have seen what happened, we've heard what happened. We need more than anything else to help the NOPD solve this case by helping us find more evidence. "Find out who is responsible for us taking them for the three deceased and the other seven
"Many people we know have seen what happened, heard what happened. We need more than anything to help people come to the aid of the NOPD by solving this case they help us find more evidence, find out who is responsible for us to hold them accountable. "
Harrison later said he believed the shooting A personal quarrel resulted
"It has to be personal," Harrison said to FOX 8. "Shoot inhumanly into a crowd, shoot 10 people, kill three – that's personal, it does not get personal Licher and we take it personally. Whoever did that should know that the law enforcement community is taking it personally, so we come for you.
No further information was immediately available An investigation underway.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.