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Hotel Shooting: 1 Dead, 1 Critically Wounded

Hotel Shooting: 1 Dead, 1 Critically Wounded
Posted August 10th, 2014 @ 12:45pm

New Orleans police say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting in a Canal Street hotel room.

A 20-year-old man shot his 24-year-old friend twice in the chest before killing himself after a night of partying in the French Quarter.

Two other men who were staying in the room fled after the first shot was fired.

It happened about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in a 17th floor room at the Westin Hotel.

An NOPD spokesman says hotel staff let officers into the room, where a man pointed a gun at them.

The officers returned to the hall and called the SWAT team. Robertson says that after hours of negotiations, the SWAT team broke down the door about 9:30 a.m. They found one man dead and another shot in the chest.

Robertson says all four were from out of town, possibly the Lafayette area.

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