The Latest: 11 park shooting victims were under 21

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The latest on the shootout at a playground in New Orleans' 9th Ward (all times local):
   3 p.m.
   Officials in New Orleans are calling on people in the community to come forward with information on a mass shooting that ended with 17 people wounded.
   Mayor Mitch Landrieu, speaking to a press conference Monday, said given the number of people who were at the park Sunday evening where the shooting happened that it is "pretty clear that people know who they are."
   Police said eleven of the victims were under the age of 21. Most have been discharged from the hospital but Landrieu said one will likely never walk again.
   Police are still searching for the gunmen who opened fire in the park where hundreds had gathered for a block party and music video filming.
   The mayor has called a community gathering for 5 p.m. Monday at the park.
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   11:10 a.m.
   New Orleans police say investigators are still trying to learn who pulled out guns and why they started shooting in a playground crowded with hundreds of people.
   Spokesman Frank Robertson said Monday that investigators have also learned of a 17th victim in the shooting.
   He says none of the injuries is life-threatening, but he doesn't know yet how many people were hospitalized. Robertson says police also are still working on a breakdown by age and sex.
   Police say two groups had gathered at the park Sunday, most of them for a block party and some for a music video shoot. Two groups of gunmen started shooting at each other. In the chaotic aftermath, the gunmen ran off.
   Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling on people with knowledge of the shooting to help police.
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   3:10 a.m.
   Police are trying to figure out what sparked a gun battle in a New Orleans park that left 16 people wounded.
   Hundreds of people were gathered late Sunday for what police have described as a combination block party and music video shoot.
   Then two groups of gunmen pulled out weapons and started shooting at each other. In the chaotic aftermath, the gunmen ran off.
   Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says all the victims were in stable condition and either suffered direct gunshot wounds or were grazed by bullets.
   New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling on people with knowledge of the incident to help police.

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