1 killed, 2 injured in US high school shooting: police

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The New Orleans incident came days after a Texas school shooting that killed 21 people. (Representative)

New Orleans:

An elderly woman was killed and two others were injured when gunfire rang out at a high school graduation ceremony in New Orleans on Tuesday (local time).

The shooting occurred outside the Convocation Center on the campus of Xavier University where Morris Jeff High School graduates were gathered, NBC News reported citing New Orleans police.

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According to the US media, the three victims were present for graduation ceremonies before they were shot outside, New Orleans police spokesman Gary Sheets said.

Notably, a mass shooting took place last Tuesday (local time) at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas in which several people including 19 children were killed.

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