Seventeen people were injured in a shooting incident at the Bunny Friend Playground in New Orleans Sunday night, according to the local police department.

A video was being filmed at the playground when shots broke out. The planning for the filming was conducted through social media and a large crowd had gathered, but police were not told of the filming in advance and said it was not permitted. Authorities did not disclose who was filming the video or whether they might be involved with the shooting, Newsweek reports.

When authorities arrived at the playground, they found numerous people shot and transported 10 to three local hospitals. The remaining victims were transported by other means, New Orleans Police Michael Harrison said during the press conference around midnight on Sunday. All of those injured are believed to have been shot. The initial injury total provided by authorities was 16, but NOLA.com on Monday morning reported a 17th person had been injured, citing a police spokesman.

 

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