The Latest: Police learn of 17th person wounded in shootout

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Posted: Nov 23, 2015 12:12 PM
The Latest: Police learn of 17th person wounded in shootout

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest on the shootout at a playground in New Orleans' 9th Ward (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

New Orleans police say investigators are still trying to learn who pulled out guns and why they started shooting in a playground crowded with hundreds of people.

Spokesman Frank Robertson said Monday that investigators have also learned of a 17th victim in the shooting.

He says none of the injuries is life-threatening, but he doesn't know yet how many people were hospitalized. Robertson says police also are still working on a breakdown by age and sex.

Police say two groups had gathered at the park Sunday, most of them for a block party and some for a music video shoot. Two groups of gunmen started shooting at each other. In the chaotic aftermath, the gunmen ran off.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling on people with knowledge of the shooting to help police.

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3:10 a.m.

Police are trying to figure out what sparked a gun battle in a New Orleans park that left 16 people wounded.

Hundreds of people were gathered late Sunday for what police have described as a combination block party and music video shoot.

Then two groups of gunmen pulled out weapons and started shooting at each other. In the chaotic aftermath, the gunmen ran off.

Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says all the victims were in stable condition and either suffered direct gunshot wounds or were grazed by bullets.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling on people with knowledge of the incident to help police.