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Police vow to solve shootings in New Orleans

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13 2013 May 13, 2013 10:47 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A medical student who witnessed the shooting that wounded 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans says it was hard to tell whether the gunman was picking targets randomly or was trying to hit specific people.

Jarrat Pytell said the gunman he saw pointed in a specific direction and didn't swing the gun wildly. Still, Pytell said, the man was shooting into a crowd, where multiple injuries were likely.

Pytell says he and others jumped into a roadside ditch when the shooting broke out. When it was over he helped tend to the wounded.

Police say more than one shooter may have been involved. They hope a $10,000 reward and images of a suspect posted on YouTube will lead to an arrest.

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