2 years after gunfire, a Mother's Day tradition rolls on
NEW ORLEANS - A neighborhood parade club in New Orleans will march again in New Orleans on Mother's Day, undaunted by the memory of a mass shooting that brought a bloody end to their procession two years ago.
Nobody was killed that day. But 20 people were injured after two people fired into a crowd during the traditional neighborhood "second-line" parade in New Orleans' 7th Ward.
Ed Buckner is the president of the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure club. He says the tragedy led to increased community support for the club and for the parade culture in New Orleans.
Two suspects in the shooting are awaiting a July federal trial. They are among six current defendants in a wide-ranging drug, weapons and racketeering case, which includes that 2013 Mother's Day shooting.