New Orleans police said 11 people were shot early Sunday in the city's famed French Quarter.
Two of the victims were in critical condition, police said.
Police initially said 10 people were taken for treatment at local medical facilities. They later added that another person walked in to a local hospital seeking treatment. There was no further information about their condition.
No arrests had been made, police said, with any motive unclear.
The shooting took place on a busy commercial block of Canal Street that has streetcar tracks and is near many hotels.
Related: Best restaurants in New Orleans
Police Supt. Shaun Ferguson said police quickly responded to the scene as patrols were heightened for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University that’s played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Police said the investigation was ongoing.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates