NOPD: Two people shot downtown

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NEW ORLEANS -- The NOPD is investigating a double shooting at the intersection of Union and Carondelet Streets. Initial reports show two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. The shooting happened a block away from the spot where Rex toasted the queen just hours earlier.
Photo of suspect provided by NOPD
Witnesses tell our crew that the shooting happened after two teens got into a fight. They say one victim was shot in the head. The other was hit in the leg. The shooter got away, but police released a photograph of the suspect. According to police, there were about a dozen people gathered on Union Street when an argument began.  They say the victim who was shot in the head was in critical condition and the other in stable condition at the hospital. The NOPD has made 45 gun arrests in the French Quarter near parade routes since yesterday, according to NOPD Operations Chief Paul Noel. Check back for updates.


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