A dispute between two groups of people in a New Orleans park Sunday escalated into a shooting that injured at least 16 people, police said late Sunday, November 22.
The shooting took place at around 6 p.m. local time after approximately 500 people had gathered at Bunny Friend Playground in the city’s 9th Ward to film a music video, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement.
“Witnesses told police that both groups left the park on foot immediately after the shooting,” police said. Officers were already in route to break up the gathering, when the shooting broke out.
“They were about a block away when they heard gunshots,” police said.
Emergency medical workers took 10 of the injured to hospitals. Six more of the injured made their way to hospitals by other means.
Detectives are searching for surveillance video of the shooting and suspects.
Several hundred people had gathered at Bunny Friend Playground for an impromptu music video filming
Officers were already in route to break up the gathering, when a firefight broke out