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New Orleans Police Say 11 People Shot On Canal Street; 2 in Critical Condition

Janet Wilson

Eleven people were shot on Canal Street after gunfire broke out early Sunday morning, according to NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson. Two of the victims are in critical condition, police say. 

“We do not know how it started,” said Ferguson at a press conference at the scene of the shooting. “Our officers were on this block when they heard shots fired. They were right there when it occurred.”

One person was detained at the scene, but police say they are not a suspect in the case.  Police say they do not know what caused the shooting and are still looking for suspects.

The victims in the shooting were taken to University Medical Center and Tulane Hospital.

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