New Orleans police say 11 people were hit in an early morning shooting in the city's famed French Quarter.

A police release says two people are in critical condition and no arrests have been made. Police Supt. Shaun Ferguson tells The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune that a person of interest has been detained.

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Supt. Ferguson says the victims were taken to two hospitals.

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People wait with their luggage to leave the area on Canal Street next to Bourbon Street near the scene of a shooting. AP photo / Max Becherer
People wait with their luggage to leave the area on Canal Street next to Bourbon Street near the scene of a shooting. AP photo / Max Becherer

Further details about their conditions haven't been released.

The shooting took place on a busy commercial block of Canal Street that has streetcar tracks and is near many hotels.

New Orleans police investigate the scene of a shooting Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, on the edge of the city's famed French Quarter. AP photo / Max Becherer
New Orleans police investigate the scene of a shooting Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, on the edge of the city's famed French Quarter. AP photo / Max Becherer

Supt. Ferguson says police quickly responded to the scene as patrols were heightened for this weekend's Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University that's played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.