One dead, eleven injured in mass shooting outside nightclub

NEW ORLEANS, LA – A mass shooting early Sunday morning in the Warehouse District of New Orleans resulted in the death of a woman and injuries to 11 other individuals. The victims, five men and six women, were reportedly either in stable condition or released from the hospital as of late Monday.

The tragic event occurred around midnight along the 800 block of South Peters Street, near Republic NOLA, a popular music hub located in the city’s Central Business District. Witnesses recount a chaotic scene, with bystanders pouring out of the club and a parked car riddled with bullet holes.

One female witness, who was reportedly at a nearby hotel at the time, mistook the gunfire for fireworks. Another witness said the block has seen at least three shootings over the past two years.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported that officers discovered one fatally shot victim on the sidewalk upon arrival at the scene. Additional victims had gunshot wounds and were transported to local hospitals.

Local and state leaders expressed sorrow and commitment to change following the mass shooting. Governor Jeff Landry, known for advocating significant changes in New Orleans’ crime policies, offered prayers for the victims and reiterated the need to stamp out senseless violence. U.S. Rep. Troy Carter echoed the sentiment, calling for urgent implementation of common-sense gun reform measures and violence reduction programs.