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19 people shot during New Orleans parade

4 years 5 months 1 week ago Sunday, May 12 2013 May 12, 2013 May 12, 2013 6:19 PM May 12, 2013 in News
Source: WVUE/WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

New Orleans, La.- The NOPD is investigating a shooting near the intersection of Frenchmen and North Villere Streets that left 19 people injured during a Mother's Day second line.

Chief Serpas announced in a press conference that the youngest victim is believed to be a 10-year-old girl. Police say she suffered a graze wound. A police spokeswoman later stated that many of the victims suffered graze wounds by ricocheting bullets. As of Sunday evening, there are no fatalities and most of the gunshot wounds are non-life threatening.

Police say about 300 people were attending a second line when gun shots rang out.

Police are looking for three suspects in this incident.

Around 12:30 p.m., police responded to a separate shooting the 2400 block of South Saratoga Street in Central City where another man was shot. His condition is unknown at this time.

 

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