One person has died and another two are injured after a shooting occurred at a high school graduation held at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday morning.
New Orleans police responded to the graduation ceremony for Morris Jeff Community School after receiving reports of gunfire around 11:45 a.m. when a fight broke out between two females. Three people were injured, two males and one elderly woman, and were transported to local hospitals. The woman later died, according to local officials.
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It’s not clear whether the two females who engaged in the fight were the ones who fired the shots, and police have yet to determine a suspect or motive. Three people are being questioned and no arrests have been made, officials said.
"There was a fight that broke out between apparently two females," said New Orleans Police Department Chief Deputy Superintendent Christopher Goodly. "Subsequent to this fight, subjects produced weapons, and shots were shot."
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The shooting comes just two weeks after four people were shot at another high school graduation in Louisiana on May 20, leaving four people wounded.
“Those who perpetuate these senseless acts of violence will be brought to justice,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “We must do more to keep our communities safe, and this means we must do more to ensure that those who pose an unacceptable risk of harm to others aren’t able to acquire or keep firearms. In light of recent gun violence in Buffalo and Uvalde, gun safety discussions and action involving expanded background checks and red flag laws are very much in order.”