Couple shot at hotel in popular tourist area of downtown New Orleans
POSTED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 10:25am
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 9:04am
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — Two people were shot outside a hotel room in the bustling metro area of downtown New Orleans.
The New Orleans Police Department reports that the shooting happened on Tuesday, June 25 shortly after 10:00 a.m. at a hotel in the 200 block of Baronne Street in the Central Business District.
Officials say a 37-year-old man was involved in an argument with a man inside the hotel room. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot the man multiple times. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
A 29-year-old woman was also shot during the incident. Her injury was to the foot and is considered non-life threatening.
Investigators located narcotics and a gun at the scene. No information was provided regarding the identity of the shooter.
The area where this incident happened is a popular tourist destination. It is located near the French Quarter.
WDSU, NBC News in New Orleans, is also tracking this story. Click here to watch video from the scene.