New Orleans shooting, 3 dead, 7 wounded

posted by Associated Press - 

NEW ORLEANS — Two shooter walked up to a crowd gathered Saturday evening outside a strip mall in New Orleans and opened fire, killing three people and wounding seven more.

The shooting happened on a busy thoroughfare about 3 miles from the French Quarter, according to police.

Police chief Michael Harrison, speaking to reporters late Saturday in televised comments, said the two suspects believed to be wearing hoodies had a rifle and a handgun. He said they appeared to have fired indiscriminately into the crowd, striking ten people. Before fleeing they took time to stand over one person.

"We believe that they actually stood over one of the individuals and fired multiple rounds and then after that fled," he said.

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