Shots fired on Canal St. Saturday after big fight breaks out

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Posted on May 19, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Updated Monday, May 19 at 10:58 PM

NEW ORLEANS – A fight involving several people on Canal Street Saturday evening ended with gunfire and a young woman shot in the leg, according to the NOPD.

The incident occurred in the 700 block of Canal Street and police said they believe it may have had something to do with a social media set of posts that stated merely – CANAL DAY 4 pm until, Saturday May 17, 2014.

Police said a fight broke out inside of a McDonald’s at that location and that the restaurant asked those involved to leave. The fight then continued outside and some of it was caught on video.

According to police, witnesses said that at some point in the fracas, a young man produced a gun and fired it in no particular direction. A bullet struck a female bystander in the leg. She suffered a graze wound and sought refuge in a nearby shop.

Anyone with information on the shooting incident can call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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