A police cordon in New Orleans, St Michael, where there are reports of a shooting. (Picture by Kobie Broomes)
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Armed police are on the scene at the junction of 4th and 5th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael, investigating claims of a shooting.
At this time, no injuries have been confirmed.
Several uniformed officers blocked off vehicular traffic to the area as investigations continue.
Plainclothes policemen, some armed with assault rifles and shotguns and most wearing bullet-proof vests, are in the area searching for clues.
More to come as details emerge. (BA)