Trio robbed at gunpoint in French Quarter

New Orleans, La. - The NOPD is searching for three suspects who robbed two women and a man at gunpoint early Monday morning.

A spokesman for the NOPD says the incident happened around 4:30am in the 600 block of Dumaine Street.

The three victims were walking on Dumaine searching for a taxi cab.

Police say three black males approached them from behind, one armed with a handgun, and demanded money.

The male victim attempted to knock the pistol out of the perpetrator's hand at which time the pistol fired, striking the victim in the right shoulder.

He was taken to University Hospital and is in stable condition.

The victims and witnesses were able to give a description of the suspects to police.

The suspects fled on foot North on Dumaine Street to Bourbon Street, then East on Bourbon Street .

Call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 if you have any information that can help investigators.