The first shot took place in the fifth district of the city shortly before midnight. Authorities found five victims with gunshot wounds, the New Orleans Police Department said.
All five were taken to hospital. Police learned that two additional victims were taken to hospital in a private car. On Sunday morning, police said two of the seven shooting victims had been killed.
In a separate incident, two people were shot in the CBD at about 2am CT (3am ET), NOPD tweeted, the condition of the two shooting victims was not immediately released.
Police also did not release further information on the shooting, such as whether or not the motive was or whether the suspect was detained.