AT least 11 people have been gunned down on Canal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
A suspect opened fire in the area popular for nightlife in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He has been reportedly detained.
At least one victim was shot in the chest and another was shot to the torso.
New Orleans Police said two people are fighting for their lives in hospital.
The shooting took place on a busy commercial block of Canal Street that has streetcar tracks and is near many hotels.
Police quickly responded to the scene as patrols were heightened for this weekends Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University that is played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Video footage from the scene showed numerous police vehicles cordoning off the area while forensic teams investigated.
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