Multiple People Shot In Downtown New Orleans; Gunman Dead

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LOUISIANA — Several people were reportedly shot on Canal Street in New Orleans Sunday evening after an armed robbery suspect got into a shootout with police.

According to local media, at least four people were shot and have been transported to hospitals — all in critical condition. Another victim was wounded and also transported.

Police say the shooting suspect is dead.

Canal street was completely shut down due to the police investigation.

Shortly after the incident near Canal Street, a homicide was reported in the 6500 block of Almonaster Blvd. It was unclear if these incidents were related.

A police officer was also injured when he flipped his patrol car while responding to the scene.

No police officers were wounded in the shooting.

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