Mardi Gras Shooting Wounds 4 on Bourbon Street

Gunshots pierced New Orleans' annual festivities, but the violence didn't stop the party.

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On Saturday night, four people were wounded when several men opened fire on New Orleans' crowded Bourbon Street, reports the Associated Press.

Four shots rang out rapidly Saturday night, followed by screams as some in the crowd staggered into one another and a nearby wall, video taken by a bystander and released by police showed. Authorities said in an email Sunday that an argument involving one of the victims led to the shooting. They described the video — released early Sunday — as showing two men leaving the argument and returning with a third before the gunfire erupted.

No arrests were immediately reported, and police said they were seeking the three men who fled.

The wounded were two males and two females, New Orleans Police spokesman Frank B. Robertson said. One male victim was in guarded condition Sunday with shots to the abdomen, thigh and pelvis, Robertson said. The second male was shot in the buttocks, one female was shot on the chin and right foot, and the second female was shot on the toe, according to Robertson's statement ...

Julia Rosenthal, a 19-year-old from Westchester, N.Y., had mixed feelings about hanging out in the French Quarter after the shooting. "It's not an OK thing that happened, and it's definitely scary. But I'm not going to let it affect my night," she said.

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