Nine Injured in Shooting on New Orleans' Bourbon Street

Image: Blood stains are seen on the sidewalk at the scene of a shooting
Blood stains are seen on the sidewalk at the scene of a shooting that happened early Sunday morning, June 29, 2014, on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Nine people were injured, one seriously, according to New Orleans Police. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Gerald Herbert / AP

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Nine people were injured in an early morning shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans Sunday, according to police.

At least two suspects wounded the bystanders in an exchange of gunfire at about 2:45 a.m. on the 700 block of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, according to a statement by the New Orleans Police Department.

“These are two cowardly young men who chose to settle a dispute with total disregard for human life,” New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in a statement.

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Police Officer Frank B. Robertson told NBC News that seven victims are in stable condition, one is in critical condition and one victim’s condition is unknown. They were all brought to local hospitals, Robertson said. By Sunday night, police had not yet arrested a suspect in the shooting, but Serpas said, "I am confident that between video evidence and eyewitness accounts, we will bring the perpetrators to justice."


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