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Panic erupts on Bourbon Street amid shooting that left five men injured

A shooting early Sunday morning in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter left five men injured and sent scores of tourists running for their lives, according to a report.

Pandemonium broke out at 3 a.m. in the city’s famed neighborhood after a barrage of gunshots were fired near the intersection of Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue, WVUE reported, citing police.

Footage posted to Twitter shows the chaotic aftermath, as dozens of people desperately fled for safety.

Once the dust settled, police determined five adult men were struck by gunfire and one person was detained.

Four of the victims ranged in age from 26 to 51, and the age of the fifth victim was not immediately known, the report said.

None of their injuries are considered life-threatening.

No charges were immediately filed and police have not yet revealed a potential motive in the shooting.



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