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7 Shot, Wounded Near New Orleans' French Quarter

NEW ORLEANS - Police say a weeks-old dispute boiled over in a shooting on the outskirts of New Orleans' French Quarter, leaving seven with non-life threatening wounds.

New Orleans police say in a release that the shooting happened outside a fast-food restaurant around 9:15 Saturday on Canal Street, which runs along the edge of the neighborhood at the heart of the city's tourism industry.

Investigators believe one of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, was the gunman's target because of a dispute on Mardi Gras, Feb. 16.

He was expected to be kept overnight at the hospital.

The others wounded ranged in age from 15 to 50, and were to be treated and released.

Detectives say the gunman was given a handgun by another man and then opened fire. No arrests had been made by early Sunday.


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