The violence erupted during the shooting of a music video, cops tell PEOPLE

By Chris Harris
Updated November 23, 2015 11:10 AM
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Police in New Orleans say 17 people were injured Sunday night when two groups of men started shooting at each other inside a playground.

A New Orleans police spokesman tells PEOPLE that investigators are trying to identify suspects from Sunday’s violence, which unfolded during an unsanctioned music video shoot. Hundreds of people were on the premises, police say.

The spokesman did not provide information on the ages of the 17 victims Monday morning, but did say that none of their injuries was fatal.

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All of the victims are expected to recover, the spokesman says.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. at Bunny Friend Playground in New Orleans’s 9th Ward, the spokesman says. A music video was being filmed at the time, but the production had not secured permits from the city for the shoot.

David Jones, who lives nearby, told WDSU, “It sounded like Beirut.”

Police are seeking information from the public as they work to track down the suspected shooters, the spokesman tells PEOPLE.