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Bourbon Street Shooting In New Orleans Leaves Several Injured

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NFL football fans pack the French Quarter on Bourbon Street after Super Bowl XLVII near the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
NFL football fans pack the French Quarter on Bourbon Street after Super Bowl XLVII near the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

A shooter opened fire on a crowd in a popular tourist area of New Orleans.

The Bourbon Street shooting took place early in the morning on Sunday.

According to WWL-TV, nine people were injured, including one in critical condition.

Bourbon Street, located in the French Quarter of the city, is well-known for its late night parties. It is home to several strip clubs and dozens of bars.

As the Times-Picayune reported, the gunfire broke out around the corner from Pat O'Brien's, a bar famous for its role in the Prohibition era as well as its signature cocktail, the Hurricane.

This is the second shooting this month to take place in the iconic New Orleans district.

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