October 23, 2016

Shooting in New Orleans park leaves 16 injured

Nearly 16 people have been wounded severely in an apparent shooting at a park in New Orleans, police say.

Police spokesman Tyler Gamble said officers were on their way to break up a big crowd at the city’s Bunny Friend Park when shots were fired.

Ambulances took 10 people to hospital, Mr Gamble said, and others were taken by private vehicles.

It is yet not known what started the shooting or how severe the injuries are.

According to Mr Gamble, there were two groups at the park – one had walked there as part of a neighbourhood parade, while others were watching or participating in a video being made in the park.

Witnesses told local TV station WWL that there were about 500 people at the park and that two gunmen opened fire in the crowd.

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