Two people and 13 others were injured during a shooting early Tuesday morning in New Orleans. The shootings were in four separate occasions throughout the city, including one on Bourbon Street where many were celebrating Halloween.
"We have made on arrest at this point," police spokesman officer Garry Flot told the Associated Press. He also noted none of the incidents were related.
CNN reports that the first shooting was just after midnight outside Bourbon Street sending residents running for cover. It has been reported that two men started shooting each other near the famous Chris Owens night club.
No motive is known, but when the incident was over, it left a 25 year-old man dead and seven others injured. Flot said the none of the injuries were life-threatening.
"I've never seen so many people on Bourbon Street scatter to the sides," one woman told CNN. "I've never seen that in my life."
The USA Today also reported a short time later, a 19 year-old man was killed and three others injured. The shooting happened at around 1:45 a.m. on Canal Street, police said.
Officer said they heard gunfire while on patrol and saw three men fleeing the scene of the crime. After a short foot pursuit, two of the men were apprehended. One of the men was questioned and released, but the other man faces charges of first-degree murder.
Flot also said two other shootings happened in different locations of the city later in the morning. A total of three people were injured in those shootings and took place between 4 and 5:30 a.m.
Gun violence has steadily increased in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has pointed out that New Orleans' per capita murder rate is significantly higher than other comparable cities.