At least 19 people including a 10-year-old girl and boy have been shot at a Mother’s Day Parade in New Orleans. Ten men and seven women were among the victims and injuries range from graze wounds to severe. No suspects were in custody and it was not clear what motivated the shooter or shooters. Shots were fired from different guns, and officers saw three suspects running from the scene, police said.
Gunmen opened fire on people marching in a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19. The shooting – described by the FBI as a flare-up of street violence – shattered the festive mood surrounding the parade that drew hundreds of people to the 7th Ward neighborhood of modest row houses not far from the French Quarter.
Cell phone video taken in the aftermath of the shooting shows victims lying on the ground, blood on the pavement and others bending over to comfort them. At least three of the victims were seriously wounded. Of the rest, many were grazed and authorities said that overall most wounds were not life threatening. No deaths were reported.