Four Wounded on Bourbon Street During Shooting

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February 11, 2013 2:00 PM by Wade Blogs

Bourbon Street

MyWay – Gunfire wounded four people on New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street as a costumed crowd partied amid the countdown to Mardi Gras, sending people running, police and bystanders said.

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.

How am I not surprises by this? Bourbon Street is the closest thing we have to the wild wild West. You literally can drink anywhere, smoke anywhere, and show your tits anywhere.

Okay okay you need to put your drinks in a plastic cup but that’s not a big deal. Everywhere is crowded and people from all walks of life come through to the unfinished basement of America. And I mean that in the highest regard. It is a beautiful city but it is like the basement you drank beers in during high school. You can relax and not worry about the glitz and glamour of say NYC or LA. That’s why I love it.

But seriously…4 people shot is low compared to everything going on there. I was shocked that this was a big deal, I thought it would be a greater number of shootings. Is this not a common issue in New Orleans? Seems like something that would happen everyday.

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