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MAYOR CANTRELL ISSUES STATEMENT ON CANAL STREET SHOOTING

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell today issued the following statement regarding the shooting early Sunday morning on Canal Street:

"When people resort to gun violence to resolve problems, it never creates solutions — only innocent victims and trauma.

"The shootings on Canal Street early this morning were an ugly disruption of an otherwise beautiful holiday weekend. We will do everything we can to wrap the victims and their families in our love and support, and to bring the criminals responsible to justice.

"The City of New Orleans will not allow incidents like this to derail the progress we have made, or to further disrupt our community.

"I applaud our public safety team for their instant and efficient response — particularly our NOPD officers who were on the scene within seconds. This tragedy will not define us, and it will not deter us from moving our City forward and keeping our people safe."

NOPD reports that 10 victims were wounded in the shooting, which took place on the 700 block of Canal Street. NOPD urges anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300. Also, persons with information can call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP. A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this investigation.

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