$5,000 reward for information on Canal Street mass shooting

December 01, 2019 - 1:52 pm

New Orleans Police officials have announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a mass shooting that left 10 injured early Sunday morning on Canal Street. 

NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced the reward around noon Sunday, hours after gunfire broke out in the 700 block of Canal Street around 3:30 a.m. 

“While this investigation is in the very beginning stages, one thing is certain – we will not stop until we identify and arrest those responsible," said Ferguson.

“We urge anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300. Also, persons with information can call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP. A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this investigation. To the victims – you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we will work tirelessly to bring those behind this cowardly act to justice. That is a promise.”

The shooting occurred around 3:25 a.m. in the 700 block of Canal Street, between Bourbon and Royal Streets. 

NOPD and State Police had an increased presence in the French Quarter at the time for Bayou Classic weekend.

Two people are in critical condition according to police. The victims were taken to University Medical Center and Tulane Hospital. No police officers were injured.

Police originally reported that 10 people were shot, then later increased that number after a reported eleventh victim arrived at the hospital as a walk-in that morning. However, officials revised that number back to 10 on Sunday afternoon.

Police say one person has been detained, but they are not a suspect in the case. Police have not determined a motive for the shooting, nor the amount of shooters. 

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