11 Wounded After Gunman Attacks in Democrat-Controlled New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 28: New Orleans Police patrol the French Quarter as winter weather threatens the metro area on January 28, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Due to icy conditions, many businesses and schools are closed in the metro area through Thursday. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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Eleven people were wounded when a gunman opened fire in Democrat-controlled New Orleans Sunday morning.

The Daily Mail reports that shots were fired on Canal Street around 3:30 a.m.

No fatalities were reported but NBC News/Associated Press note that two people were hospitalized in critical condition.

The shooting followed the annual Bayou Classic, a “Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University that’s played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.”

CNN reports that police arrived on scene quickly enough that they heard the sounds of some of the gunfire. “An individual was detained near the scene” but there was no confirmation as to whether the individual is a suspect or simply a person of interest.

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