UPDATE: On Wednesday, March 16, the New Orleans Police Department released images of two vehicles that may have been involved the shooting in the 800 block of South Peters Street reported below.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — As Mardi Gras celebrations continued into the night, an early-morning shooting left two people injured in downtown New Orleans.

NOPD reports around 2:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, police responded to a report of shots fired in the 800 block of South Peters Street.

When they arrived, officers found two people, a man and a woman, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Other details of the shooting, including a suspect and motive, have not yet been determined.

Police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with any information is urged to contact NOPD detectives at 504-658-6080 or submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.