Published: 10 February, 2013, 09:58
Edited: 10 February, 2013, 13:27
Four people have been shot during Mardi Gras celebrations in the US city of New Orleans, according to police. One male is critically injured and undergoing surgery.
The three other victims – one man and two women – are suffering from non life-threatening graze wounds.
The shooting took place on the crowded Bourbon Street around 9:30pm local time as the French Quarter was packed with tourists and locals taking part in the festivities.
"Everyone immediately started running and the cops immediately started running towards where people were running from," 21-year-old Patrick Clay, who was near the scene, told the Times-Picayune.
"I was with a group of about seven people and at that point we all just kind of grasped hands and made our way through the crowd as soon as possible. We were pretty scared, but at that point, I was just more worried about taking care of my friends," he said.
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