Employee of popular university-area bar fired at early Sunday, Tulane police report

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Gunfire was reported early Sunday morning near The Boot on Zimpel Street and Broadway, the Tulane University Police Department reported.

At about 2 a.m. on Jan. 12, Tulane officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 7100 block of Zimpel. While conducting the preliminary investigation, officers reviewed video cameras in the area and determined that a Boot employee was involved in a physical altercation with an unknown man, who was armed.

The gunman fired at the Boot employee, who was not injured, police said. The gunman fled onto Audubon Street in a white four-door sedan.

Tulane officers verified that the gunman was not in the area and that no injuries were sustained as a result of the discharge.

No further information was available. If you have any information about this incident, call TUPD at 504-865-5381 or NOPD at 504-821-2222.

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