What was supposed to be an “impromptu” music video shoot turned into a gun battle that left 16 injured in New Orleans Sunday (Nov. 22) afternoon. Hundreds were gathered at the Bunny Friend Park when the shooting occurred at around 6:15 p.m.
The shooting followed a New Orleans brass band parade held a couple of blocks away. Gun shots rang out just as police were headed to break up the large crowd. The video shoot did not have proper permits, authorities say. No children were on set.
“At the end of the day it’s really hard to police against a bunch of guys who decide to pull out guns and settle disputes with 300 people between them,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “That’s just not something you can tolerate in the city. ”
Landrieu is urging anyone with information to speak with police.
It’s unclear what motivated the violence, which broke out between two different groups. According to witnesses, at least two gunmen fired into the crowd.
Medical personal transported 10 victims to hospitals, while others made their way by other means. The injured, who were shot or grazed by bullets, are in stable condition.
Police are looking for multiple suspects.
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