16 people injured in New Orleans gun shooting

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As many as 16 people were hospitalized after a shooting at a playground in New Orleans. WWL TV said the shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time (0100 GMT on Monday) while about 500 people were at Bunny Friend playground in the city’s Upper Ninth Ward for the making of a music video.

Witnesses told WWL at least two gunmen were shooting into the crowd. The Times-Picayune newspaper quoted witnesses as saying they saw several people lying on the sidewalk after the shooting.The Times-Picayune said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had arrived at the scene of the shooting.

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