Police say two gunmen opened fire on Bourbon Street

Witnesses: Shots fired on Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police have confirmed several gunshots were fired in the 800 block of Bourbon Street just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

A shortly before 3 a.m., officers working in the area heard multiple gunshots coming from the area of St. Peter and Bourbon streets.

The officers responded to the scene but were unable to locate any perpetrators or injured victims.

Police did recover two handguns that were tossed into a trash can in the 700 block of St. Peter Street.

Police viewed surveillance video footage provided by area businesses that showed two suspects, described as black men, firing handguns at the intersection of Bourbon and St. Peter. After firing the handguns they fled the scene down St. Peter toward the Mississippi River.

The first suspect is described as a black man with shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, a gray baseball cap and a wristwatch on his left wrist.

The second suspect is described as a black man with short hair who was wearing a red plaid shirt with a gray hood and a white shirt underneath. He also wore a watch on his left wrist.

Detectives are using Safecam NOLA, a network of citizen-provided security cameras, to identify additional video cameras as they continue to gather evidence and secure additional surveillance video from the incident.

One bar owner said he locked the doors of his bar to keep the customers safe inside.

Anyone with information about this incident, or can provide video, is asked to contact any Eighth District detective at 504-658-6080.

Citizens can also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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