Overnight shooting near Superdome, no injuries reported

Overnight shooting near Superdome, no injuries reported
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is seen as thick smoke hangs over the Downtown skyline as firefighters battle a three alarm warehouse fire in the Central City section of New Orleans, Monday, April 1, 2013. Smoke from the blaze hung over much of the downtown skyline. (Source: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert/AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two people trying to enter an unauthorized area near the Superdome were involved in a shootout with the venue’s security officers before fleeing.

New Orleans police said Saturday that Superdome security found the two individuals around 3 a.m. and told them to leave the area.

At least one person fired a gun that struck a car windshield.

The security officials fired back before the pair ran away.

Authorities said no one was injured during the shootout.

Security at the venue is extremely tight in light of President Donald Trump’s plans to attend the College Football Playoff Championship game on Monday between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson.

Events in the Superdome start Monday evening.

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