Shooting in New Orleans kills one, injures nine

One person is dead and nine others are injured  after an overnight shooting Sunday in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a news conference that the victims were eight men and two women, aged 20 to 37.

He said two men were arrested on firearms charges. One of them was a shooting victim.

Harrison said police are unsure of what motivated the shooting, but investigations are ongoing.

He said Bourbon Street had an increased police presence at the time due to the Bayou Classic, which is an annual college football game that takes place at a nearby stadium.

As reported by BBC News, the New Orleans Police Department made eight other firearms arrests over the past 24 hours.

The man killed in the shooting died in hospital, where the other nine victims remain in various conditions.