Mother’s Day Parade Shooting in New Orleans Injures 13 people

Picture: Lauren McGaughey NOLA.com
Picture: Lauren McGaughey NOLA.com

The New Orleans Mother’s Day second-line parade was interrupted when shots rang out at the intersection of Frenchmen and Villere streets. According to Police, the incident happened about 2 p.m. at a corner where 200 people had gathered to watch the passing parade.

Officials report that eight people were struck by the gunfire, and at least one person was injured in the stampede that followed.

New Orleans Police Department Superintendent, Ronal Serpas, has officially stated that at least 13 people were shot in the 7th Ward.

The youngest victim in the shooting was a 10-year-old girl, who suffered a graze wound according to a Fox affiliate.

Times-Picayne report that ambulances took nine people to the area’s University Hospital; 3 of them are said to be critical condition.

No fatalities have yet been reported in the shooting’s aftermath, but the story is still developing.

There were about 10 cops on the scene trying to control the second line when the shooting happened; and reportedly two guns were involved.

Police believe three suspects are responsible as they were seen running through the crowd near Claiborne Ave.
Chief Serpas announced in a press conference that the youngest victim is believed to be a

Approximately 300 to 400 people were attending the traditional jazz band parade when shots were fired.

D. Chandler contributed to this report.

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