Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/
Getty Images / Cheryl Gerber

16 Wounded In New Orleans Bunny Friend Park Shooting

The shooting reportedly happened when a large crowd was gathered to film a music video.

By Katie Link, Matt Moreno | November 23, 2015

A shooting at Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans left several people injured Sunday night.

Authorities say 16 people were wounded during the incident. A crowd of 300 to 500 people were gathered at the park filming an impromptu music video when police believe several shooters opened fire.

Since the group filming the music video didn't have a permit, police were already on their way to the park to break it up.

Article Continues Below

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said officers were a block away when the shots rang out. 

"We believe that there were probably more than one gunman. An argument probably led to a fight and then a shootout," Harrison said

Witnesses told The Times-Picayune a man wielding a silver-colored machine gun fled the scene. One witness told the outlet her 14-year-old niece was shot three times in the leg. 

Police believe the shooting could possibly be gang related, but they are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects. Fortunately, as of Monday morning, all victims were in stable condition.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

This video includes an image from Getty Images.

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Crime Coverage