11 people were injured in a shootout in the city of New Orleans, USA. Police said the firing took place in the city's prestigious French Quarter. The condition of two of the injured is critical. On the basis of suspicion, a person has been taken into custody by the police.
The police officer said that the injured have been admitted to two hospitals. The firing took place in the busy commercial block of Canal Street where several hotels are present. City police officer Sean Ferguson said the police acted promptly and security personnel arrived at the scene because security was already in place in view of the annual Thanksgiving weekend.
The incident occurred at 3 am. Ferguson said, 'Our officers were stationed there, we thought they were being fired. Unfortunately, there were many people there. We could not find out who fired. We don't know how it happened. '
Meanwhile, the local police tweeted that a person has been detained. According to the tweet, 'one person was detained near the spot. However, whether he was involved or not is being investigated. No arrests have been made so far. Investigation of the incident is going on.