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Posted: Monday, 17 February 2014 11:13AM

Cops: Man shoots paintings at Jackson Square

New Orleans Police say a 41-year-old Georgia man pulled out a gun and started shooting at paintings in the French Quarter.

"Eric Wilson pulled out a Taurus Revolver and fired five shots into five paintings in front of Jackson Square,"  Officer Garry Flot said in a news release.

Witnesses say the shooter then walked away.

"An Officer responding to shots fired was flagged down by concerned citizens who pointed to Wilson who was walking in the 700 block of Decatur Street. The Officer apprehend Wilson in the 700 block of Barracks without further incident," according to Flot.

Investigators say the suspect was still armed when he was arrested.

"Upon searching Wilson, he was found to be in possession of the handgun, which contained five spent casing. It is unclear on Wilson's motive."

It happened just before 5:00pm Sunday evening.

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