By GERALD HERBERT, Related Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An aged girl was killed and two males wounded when an argument between two females erupted into gunfire Tuesday at a college campus after a highschool commencement there, New Orleans police mentioned.

The males obtained wounds that weren’t life-threatening — one hit in a shoulder, the opposite in a leg, authorities instructed information retailers. Police didn’t give their ages.

The gunfire occurred about 11:45 a.m. close to the Xavier College of Louisiana Convocation Middle, the place Morris Jeff Neighborhood College held its highschool commencement Tuesday morning.

Somewhat greater than an hour later, investigators had been setting proof cones close to empty shell casings, a pair of sneakers, and a handgun that lay close to a minivan with a flat tire. Others had been utilizing cellphones to take images via the home windows of a automobile.

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A person comforted a younger girl in a commencement robe as they sat on the rear of a minivan contained in the car parking zone marked off with crime scene tape — so much in regards to the measurement of a metropolis block. Crime scene tape marked one other car a few block away, with an officer posted there.

Deputy Superintendent Chris Goodly instructed reporters he didn’t know whether or not the individuals who fought within the car parking zone had been those who pulled weapons, or what number of weapons or bullets had been fired.

Three individuals had been being questioned, The Occasions-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported.

“A number of topics had been detained on the scene for questioning. No arrests have been made as of this writing,” police mentioned in a information launch round 3 p.m.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards famous that the capturing got here two weeks after 4 individuals had been wounded in a capturing outdoors one other highschool commencement at Southeastern Louisiana College.

“Those that perpetuate these mindless acts of violence might be delivered to justice,” Edwards mentioned. “We should do extra to maintain our communities protected, and this implies we should do extra to make sure that those that pose an unacceptable threat of hurt to others aren’t capable of purchase or preserve firearms.

“In gentle of latest gun violence in Buffalo and Uvalde, gun security discussions and motion involving expanded background checks and pink flag legal guidelines are very a lot so as.”

The capturing comes as New Orleans is grappling with rising homicides. The Metropolitan Crime Fee reported 120 homicides as of Could 30, up from 80 a yr earlier and 51 presently in 2019 — a yr when killings marked a 49-year low.

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