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Ten people shot on New Orleans French Quarter street

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Ten people shot on New Orleans French Quarter street

One person has died and nine others have been injured in a shooting on a busy tourist street in New Orleans.

Two people were arrested after the Sunday morning incident on Bourbon Street, the historic French Quarter's famous road of bars.

It is unclear as yet what sparked the shoot out, New Orleans Police Department said.

The eight male and two female victims are aged between 20 and 37.

Two men were arrested at the scene, one of whom had also been injured in the shooting.

There was a higher than usual police presence in the area because the Bayou Classic, an annual college football game, took place the night before at a nearby stadium.

Superintendent Michael Harrison said: "This was not the place or time to bring firearms to the Bayou Classic.

"This is not something that should've happened."

He added that the force's thoughts and prayers are with the victims.