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Police ID Suspect in New Orleans Mass Shooting [SLIDE SHOW]

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release
By CHEVEL JOHNSON

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Police are identifying a suspect in the shooting of 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Monday night that they were looking for 19-year-old Akein Scott. He says multiple people identified Scott as the shooter.

Three gunshot victims remained in critical condition Monday, though their wounds didn't appear to be life-threatening. Most of the injured have been released from the hospital.

Video released earlier in the day shows a crowd gathered for a boisterous second-line parade Sunday suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground.


Associated Press Release
By CHEVEL JOHNSON

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police vowed to swiftly track down the gunmen who wounded 19 people at a neighborhood Mother's Day parade.

Detectives were conducting interviews, collecting any surveillance video they could find and gathering evidence from the scene where gunmen opened fire Sunday on the parade of hundreds of revelers. 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.


Associated Press Release

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Police say that two of the 18 people shot in New Orleans during a neighborhood Mother's Day parade were children.

A news release says that the wounded included 10 men, six women, a boy and a girl. The children were both 10 years old.

The release says two people were in surgery Sunday. Many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds were not life-threatening.

The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. Sunday during a second-line parade organized by the social club called The Original Big 7.


Associated Press Release

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police say that a dozen people have been shot during a Mother's Day second-line parade.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters at least 12 people were shot during the parade in the city's 7th Ward.

Police say the incident happened about 2 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Frenchmen and Villere streets.

The Times-Picayune reports there were about 200 people at the event when gunfire erupted.

Serpas told reporters the victims include a 10-year-old who sustained a minor wound. WDSU-TV reports at least four people were in surgery and others had been taken to four area hospitals.

Nobody has been arrested. It's unclear what sparked the gunfire.

Police are said to be looking for three people in connection with the attack.


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