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Two shootings less than two miles apart leave two dead and 12 injured on day of bloodshed in New Orleans A suspect opened fire on Canal Street in the French Quarter at 3.30am yesterday Ten people were shot and two were hospitalized in critical condition  A second shooting took place at 12.40pm just two miles away from the first Two men were killed and police say the two incidents are not connected

By Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com and Jack Newman For Mailonline

Published: 08:41 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 08:41 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Two shootings less than two miles apart in New Orleans have left two people dead as 12 more injured on a day of bloodshed. 

The incidents on Thanksgiving Day weekend are not believed to be connected.

The first shooting occurred in the early hours after a gunman opened fire in Canal Street in the French Quarter.

Ten people were injured in the 3.30am shooting with two hospitalized in critical condition. One had been shot in the chest and the other in the torso.

The second shooting yesterday took place in North Dorgenois Street near Hardin Playground at around 12.40pm, just two miles away from the first one.

Two men were killed and two others injured in the brutal violence.

Ten people were shot when a suspect opened fire in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the early hours on Sunday morning. Two of the victims were hospitalized in critical condition

Ten people were shot when a suspect opened fire in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the early hours on Sunday morning. Two of the victims were hospitalized in critical condition

A heightened police presence was already in place in the area because of the Bayou Classic rivalry football game, which takes place on Thanksgiving Day weekend between Grambling State University and Southern University on Saturday night. 

NOPD Supt Shaun Ferguson confirmed that a person of interest has been detained after the first shooting. He emphasized that it's unclear what involvement, if any, the person of interest had in the shooting. 

No arrests have been made as of Sunday afternoon.  

A heightened police presence was already in place because of the Bayou Classic rivalry football game between Grambling State University and Southern University on Saturday night

A heightened police presence was already in place because of the Bayou Classic rivalry football game between Grambling State University and Southern University on Saturday night

No details are known about what led up to the first shooting. An investigation is ongoing as detectives collect witness statements and surveillance footage near the scene

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