Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Tuesday, Jul 1 at 12:33 PM
Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS – Police have released a second video of a person of interest in connection with a weekend mass shooting on Bourbon Street that left 10 people injured.
In the video, the young man runs toward the camera, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. The man looks over his shoulder -- a different angle gives a clearer look at his face.
Police say the man is not a suspect, just someone they want to talk to who may have information about the shooting.
Meanwhile, half of the 10 victims remain in the hospital. A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition. The other victims are said to be in stable condition.
The shooting erupted after two men began shooting at each other in the 700 block of Bourbon Street early Sunday morning. One man turned and fired into the crowd.
State Police plan to help patrol the city throughout the summer.
“It's clear that we do not have enough police officers. The ones that are on the force are doing the best they can, but it's there are simply not enough of them, and we have got to make citizen security and visitor security a priority in this town,” said Meg Lousteau, executive director of the Vieux Carre Property Owners and Resident Association.
Police also released staffing numbers for the 8th District, which encompasses the French Quarter, Central Business District and Faubourg Marigny, at the time of the shooting: 12 officers were assigned to calls for service, 5 plain clothes proactive patrol officers using overtime support, two detectives, five mounted units on Bourbon Street, two officers assigned to Bourbon Promenade walking the beat and two narcotics officers, a total of 28 officers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.