New Orleans police say at least 18 people either attending or taking part in a Mother's Day second-line parade in the 7th Ward were wounded in a shooting.
Original reports had the number at a dozen people injured, but that has since been upped to 18. Ten men, seven women, a 10-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.
Police say many of the victims suffered graze wounds. There have been no fatalities, and police say most of the injuries are non-life threatening. Two people were in surgery.
Police believe three suspects were involved. They were seen fleeing on Frenchmen toward Claiborne Avenue. One of the suspects is "a dark skinned male, 18 to 24 years old, short hair wearing a white shirt and blue jean shorts," said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
19 Wounded in Mother's Day Shooting
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