New Orleans PD: 10 people shot on Canal Street, 2 in critical condition

11 people were shot early Sunday morning (Dec. 1) in the 700 block of Canal Street leaving two victims in critical condition. (Source: Rilwan Balogun)
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -10 people were shot on Canal Street early Sunday morning leaving two in critical condition, according to NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson.

Authorities say the shooting occurred in the 700 block of Canal St. around 3:25 a.m.

Five victims were taken to University Medical Center and the other five were taken to Tulane Medical Center.

At least one victim was shot in the chest and another was shot to the torso. The conditions of the other victims was not known.

Ferguson said officers were in the 700 block of Canal Street when they heard to the shots and believed they were being fired upon.

One person was detained, but it is not clear what that person’s involvement is.

Detectives are in process of speaking to witnesses and working to obtain surveillance video.