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8 People Shot, 2 Killed In Slidell Bar District

Multiple people were shot and two people died after a fight broke out near the intersection of First Street and Cousin Street Thursday morning, Slidell police said.
SLIDELL, La. (NBC NEWS) -- Multiple people were shot and two people died after a fight broke out near the intersection of First Street and Cousin Street Thursday morning, Slidell police said.

Police said the fight broke out as bars were closing around 1:30 a.m. Witnesses said shots were fired into a crowd.

Police said eight people were shot. One died and another who was initially listed in critical condition later died Thursday morning. The other six were in stable or guarded condition, according to police. The victims were taken to hospitals in Slidell and the New Orleans metro area.

The area is known as Olde Town Slidell. Several bars are clustered in the area.

The shooter was not in custody. Anyone with information is asked to call Slidell police at 985-643-3131.
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