Police said Davies, 59, and the woman were walking near the edge of the French Quarter when the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Davies was treated and released at a hospital, said Capt. Marlon Defillo, a police spokesman.

One suspect was captured within hours and another person was being sought. The woman was not hurt. Police would not release her identity.

The shooting happened blocks away from Bourbon Street, which was awash with people in town for Sunday night’s Sugar Bowl, the national college championship game between LSU and Oklahoma.

Police were stationed on every corner of the area and were able to respond quickly to the shooting, Defillo said.

The Kinks, part of the 1960s British invasion, had a string of hits including “You Really Got Me,” “Sunny Afternoon,” “All Day and All of the Night” and “Lola.” Davies founded the band, known for its hard-edged, guitar-driven sound and witty lyrics, with his brother Dave.

Last week, Davies received royal honors in London. Along with singer-guitarist Eric Clapton he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony on New Year’s Eve.

The shooting site is a largely residential area on the border of the French Quarter and the Faubourg Marigny area.