16 people were hospitalized after multiple gunmen fired at a crowd of 300 in a New Orleans park Sunday evening, according to The New York Times report dated Nov. 23, 2015.
The incident took place at Bunny Friend Playground in the city’s Upper Ninth Ward at around 7:00 p.m. where many people gathered for the making of a music video.
According to eyewitnesses, two groups in the crowd started firing at each other, wounding 16 people.
The injured have been admitted to the hospital while New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu arrived at the shooting scene.
“At the end of the day it’s really hard to police against a bunch of guys who decide to pull out guns and settle disputes with 300 people between them,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Ten people were rushed to the hospital in ambulances while others were shifted by private vehicles.
Reportedly a man with a silver color machine gun started the firing when a group from the other side also started firing as people fled the playground.
The exact reason for the shooting is still not known, but according to the Police no one has died.