New Orleans authorities vow justice after shooting leaves 3 dead

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Three people were killed and seven wounded, one critically, in an apparently indiscriminate shooting in New Orleans on Saturday night.

The two suspects responsible, described as wearing hooded sweatshirts and thought to be armed with a rifle and a handgun, remain on the loose. The shooters targeted a crowd outside a daiquiri shop, firing at random before seeming to aim at one person in particular. They then fled on foot.

The search for the suspects continues Sunday. "This was a large crowd, and we know that people saw something, heard something," said New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison. "We need them to know that they can trust us and come to us" with information.

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"There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence," said Mayor LaToya Cantrell, pledging to devote "every resource necessary to ending this horror and seeing justice done."

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