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Two shootings happen near New Orleans parade routes

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Police in New Orleans say that two men have been shot at the corner of Union and Carondelet streets, according to the Advocate

The Advocate reports that the shooting location was about a block from the Mardi Gras parade route where krewes like Rex and Zulu roll.

The incident was reported at 3:30 p.m.

Another shooting was reported after shots rang along near the city's main parade route, the paper reports.

A man shot near Second Street and St. Charles Avenue just after 4 p.m. was transported to a hospital, New Orleans police said. His condition was not disclosed.

Witnesses said they heard gunfire and police gathered near the intersection, closing off the block near the incident.

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