NEW ORLEANS -- Ten people were shot, two of them fatally, in a span of about four hours Friday night and early Saturday as the city prepared for one of the busiest sports weekends of all time.
New Orleans police say four teenagers and a young adult were shot Friday night near Warren Easton High School following a basketball game at the school.
The shooting at Warren Easton happened just before 10 p.m. at 3019 Canal Street.
Police haven't released many details, such as the identities of the victims, but they say the injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
There was a crowd outside after the game, and at some point an unidentified black man with dreadlocks fired into the crowd, striking the four teenagers and the young adult in the lower extremities, police say.
It's not clear whether the teenagers were the intended targets of the shooter, or if they were just innocent bystanders.
The violence at Warren Easton wasn't the only shooting of the night. Each happened within hours of one another. In Westwego around 8:30 p.m. an 11-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet that entered his home, a man was shot on General Ogden around 9 p.m., and another man was shot on the Westbank Expressway around 9:30 p.m.
Just after midnight a man died after being shot in the head at the intersection of Curran Blvd & Meyn St.
And early Saturday morning police and fire units were called to the scene of a fire in the 3700 block of North Rocheblave where they found a man's body on fire. They say he had been shot and set afire.
If you know anything about any of these shootings that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.