Two men and two women were shot in New Orleans' Bourbon Street after gunfire broke out while crowds gathered in the countdown to annual Mardi Gras festivities, police said on Sunday morning.
Three of the victims were listed in stable condition while a male victim underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition, New Orleans Police spokesman Frank Robertson said.
The shooting happened at around 9:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. ET) after one of the victims got into an argument with two men, Robertson said.
The two men left but soon returned, according to police. One then shot one of the victims in the abdomen, upper thigh and pelvic area, and fled the scene, Robertson said.
Police released video filmed by a bystander on a private camera that showed a crowded and chaotic street scene.
According to the police, the footage shows the two men arguing with the first victim and leaving the scene. They soon return and start shooting the first victim.
In addition to the first victim, one woman was shot in the buttocks and a second in the chin and right foot. As second male victim was shot in the toe, police said.
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