Couple shot at hotel in popular tourist area of downtown New Orleans

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 5:00pm

Two people were shot outside a hotel room in the bustling metro area of downtown New Orleans.

The New Orleans Police Department reports that the shooting happened on Tuesday, June 25 shortly after 10:00 a.m. at a hotel in the 200 block of Baronne Street in the Central Business District.

Officials say a 37-year-old man was involved in an argument with a man inside the hotel room. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot the man multiple times. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

A 29-year-old woman was also shot during the incident. Her injury was to the foot and is considered non-life threatening.

Investigators located narcotics and a gun at the scene. No information was provided regarding the identity of the shooter.

The area where this incident happened is a popular tourist destination. It is located near the French Quarter.

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