Sunday, May 12, 2013

At Least 19 Shot During Second Line Parade in New Orleans

Two or three suspects sought for mass shootings in Sunday's New Orleans Mother's Day parade.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 12, 2013

New Orleans, LA - On Sunday, New Orleans police are searching between two or three suspects involved in a mass shooting during an afternoon Mother's Day second-line parade that left 19 people wounded, including a girl and boy both 10 who were grazed by gunfire. The three suspects were seen running from the crime scene at Frenchman and N. Villere Streets in the 7th Ward.
Ten men and seven women were also reported injured.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpes in a news conference stated, "These are unusual circumstances. We have second lines which occur in the city of New Orleans virtually every weekend at this time of the year. We had a full complement of police officers. It appears that these 2 or 3 people just for a reason unknown to us, started shooting at towards, or in the crowd. It was over in just a couple seconds."
The parade was about two blocks long and an estimated 400 people were attending the parade, according to police.

One of the suspects aiming and shooting at parade participants caught by a camera surveillance video.

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