The first shooting took place in the Fifth District of the city shortly before midnight. Officers have found five victims with gunshot wounds, the New Orleans Police Department said.
All five were taken to hospital. Police have learned that two additional shooting victims were also taken to hospital with personal vehicles. Late Sunday morning, police said two of the seven shooting victims had died.
In a separate incident, two people were shot dead in the Central Business District around 2 a.m. CT (3 a.m. ET), NOPD wrote on Twitter. The conditions of these two victims of the shooting were not released immediately.
Police have not released additional information about the shooting, such as possible motives or whether the suspects are in custody.