SWAT Roll Ends After Shooting at Downtown Hotel

A SWAT Roll at the Westin Hotel at Canal Place has ended after a 3 hour long standoff.

Police were called out to the hotel in the 100 block of Iberville Street at around 7:30 this morning.

They say two out of town guests were barricaded in a room on the 17th floor.

During the standoff, police say they heard a gunshot and found one person dead and another wounded when they gained entry into the room.

We will bring you more information on this breaking news story as it becomes available.

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