Published On: Sun, May 12th, 2013

19 injured, including 2 children, in New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade

Nineteen people in New Orleans, including two children, were injured on Sunday when multiple gunmen opened fire on a Mother’s Day parade, police said.

A 10-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were injured (grazed) by bullets but are in good condition, New Orleans Police spokesman Garry Flot said in a statement.

An adult male and female were in surgery Sunday evening, but there were no fatalities and most wounds are not life threatening, police said.

Most victims were only grazed by bullets.

Authorities saw three people running away from the scene after the shooting. Shots were fired from different guns, and officers saw three suspects running from the scene, police said.

One of the suspects was described as an African-American male, approximately 18 to 22 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said there may have been as many as three shooters, and that two different types of weapons were likely used.


photo Scott Davidson

photo Scott Davidson

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