Eleven people have been shot after gunfire erupted on Canal Street early Sunday morning.
According to NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson, the shooting occurred around 3:25 a.m. in the 700 block of Canal Street, between Bourbon and Royal Streets.
NOPD and State Police had an increased presence in the French Quarter at the time for Bayou Classic weekend.
“We had officers on that very block that thought they were being fired upon,” Ferguson said. “Unfortunately, there were so many people out here we were unable to determine who was actually firing shots at the time.”