AT LEAST three people have been shot dead and more than half-a-dozen others wounded in a mass shooting in New Orleans.
The group was gunned down in a suspected gang-related attack on South Claiborne Avenue just after 8.30pm local time (11:30am AEST).
It’s understood at least 10 people were shot, with three victims dying from their injuries at the scene.
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Seven other people are said to have been wounded, three of whom were taken to hospital in ambulances.
Police said the four remaining victims were transported in private vehicles. The extent of their injuries is not known.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
On scene of shooting in 3400 block of S Claiborne. 3 dead. I see at least 9 evidence cones spread out on the street. “Why Lord?” a man next to me is asking pic.twitter.com/13rXmxKxfk
— Matt Sledge (@mgsledge) July 29, 2018
— New Orleans Advocate (@theadvocateno) July 29, 2018
— NOPD (@NOPDNews) July 29, 2018