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Police on Tuesday released another video of a person of interest in connection with a mass shooting in the French Quarter. Police on Tuesday released another video of a person of interest in connection with a mass shooting in the French Quarter.
Video captures crowd scattering moments after the first shots rang out Bourbon St. early Sunday morning. Video captures crowd scattering moments after the first shots rang out Bourbon St. early Sunday morning.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (KSLA) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined law enforcement officials to give an update on the response to Sunday's shooting on Bourbon Street, which left 10 people injured.

Police on Tuesday morning released another video of a person of interest in connection with the mass shooting in the French Quarter, which happened around 2:45 a.m. Police have said the shooting stemmed from a fight between at least two men.

Landrieu described what happened early Sunday morning in the 700 block as "infuriating," calling the situation a "humanitarian crisis." He said he visited with some of the victims in the hospital Monday. Landrieu also said he has asked Governor Jindal to send 100 state troopers to New Orleans on a permanent basis, and has sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that federal government get back in the business of fighting crime.

Chief Ronal Serpas says the New Orleans Police Department is making headway and getting news leads in the case. "At the end of the day, we are not going to stop until we find these people." Serpas says the most important message is to "Call Crime Stoppers and look at your video."

U.S. Atty Kenneth Polite also took to the podium to assert people who have information to come forward, saying that the concept of "stop snitching" is "the work of the devil."

One of the victims remains in critical condition at Interim LSU Hospital. Four others hospitalized at LSU are stable. Here is a list provided by law enforcement of their ages, conditions and home towns:

Victim #1  21-year-old female who remains in the hospital in critical condition.   Hammond

Victim #2  19-year-old female who remains in the hospital in stable condition.  Arkansas

Victim #3 18-year-old male who mains in the hospital in stable condition.  New Orleans

Victim #4 35-year-old male who remains in the hospital in stable condition.  Mississippi

Victim #5 21-year-old female who remains in the hospital in stable condition.  Australia

Victim #6 22-year-old male.  Harvey

Victim #7 22 year-old male.  New Orleans

Victim #8 17 year-old female.  Alabama

Victim #9 20-year-old female.  Alabama

Victim #10 39-year-old male.  Florida

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