Bourbon Street Shooting Suspects Remain At Large

Jun 30, 2014

New Orleans police are still searching for two men who exchanged gunfire on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.

Nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who are in critical condition.

Images captured from a surveillance camera above a bar showed people running down the street in the chaos of the shooting at 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas said six victims were hospitalized in stable condition. 

The other victim's condition wasn't available. Some of them were tourists. Their names weren't immediately released.

Serpas says victims were shot "by two cowardly young men trying to hurt each other."

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu pledged a swift response from law enforcement.

Meantime, New Orleans City Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey wants to know how many police officers are on the street.

She issued a statement hours after the Bourbon Street shooting. WWL is reporting that she’s asking Serpas and Police Monitor Susan Hutson to give the council a hard count of the number of officers on duty patrolling the city.

Ramsey contends that there are not enough officers on the streets to keep the city safe.