Couple shot at hotel in popular tourist area of downtown New Orleans

Couple shot at hotel in popular tourist area of downtown New Orleans
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POSTED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 11:25am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 10:04am

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.

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This does wonders for the tourist business in New Orleans , what a town, come, see, and get shot on the streets, its the one thing New Orleans is becoming famous for. Why would people come here to risk their lives in a town where the criminal rule the streets, shoot may as well go to Ohio where Obama has made the streets so safe there and the gun laws are working so well for him.

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