NOPD on the scene of triple shooting in New Orleans East

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Three people were shot this morning in  the 6700 block of Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East.

The NOPD responded to the scene just before 7 a.m., when several police units converged on a Discount Zone gas station.

Initial indications from the crime scene point to a verbal altercation between two of the victims, both of whom were armed, according to the NOPD.

At least one of the two armed subjects fired shots. Details about the third shooting victim have not yet been released, and it is not yet clear if the third victim had any connection to the two armed victims.

All three victims were brought to University Hospital for treatment.

WGNO will follow this story as it develops.