BREAKING: Officer Involved Shooting on Bourbon St.


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NOPD and Louisiana State Police are on the scene of a shooting on Bourbon St.

According to a statement from the Louisiana State Police, witnesses reported seeing the man driving erratically the wrong way up Bourbon St., heading for a large group of tourists near the end of the street. “I thought he was going to hit people,” the witness told Big Easy Magazine. The driver did not follow instructions the officer on the scene to stop.

Sources tell Big Easy Magazine that the trooper opened fire after the vehicle swerved towards the officer, wounding the driver, who was seen later being taken away in an ambulance.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Bourbon and Iberville.

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