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1 dead, 6 wounded in early morning shootout near French Quarter in New Orleans

The reason and the suspect are currently unknown.

One person was killed and six injured in a gunfight on Saturday night near the famous French Quarter in New Orleans.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:42 pm. at the intersection of Saint Bernard Avenue and North Claiborne Avenue, a mile north of the French Quarter, when New Orleans Police Department Fifth District officers responded to an aggravated assault call by shooting in the area.

“Upon arrival, the officers discovered five victims suffering from gunshot wounds,” the New Orleans Police Department said in a press release obtained by ABC News. “All five people were transported to the hospital for treatment, where one of them died. Police later learned that two other bullet victims from that incident arrived at the hospital in private transport. There are a total of seven victims in this incident. “

PHOTO: The NOPD is investigating a shooting that left six people injured and one dead on Saturday (May 1, 2021) at the intersection of Saint Bernard Avenue and North Claiborne Avenue.
Source: ABC News

Authorities said investigators are currently in the process of collecting evidence and information to identify the suspect and the reason behind the shooting.

“The Orleans Parish Coroner Office will identify the victim of homicide and the official cause of death after the autopsy and notification of the family has been completed,” said the NOPD.

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