19 New Orleans Shooting Victims Included 2 kids

By: WWLTV & The Associated Press Email
By: WWLTV & The Associated Press Email

UPDATE: NEW ORLEANS - - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging witnesses to come forward after gunmen opened fire on a neighborhood Mother's Day parade.

At least 19 people were wounded, three of them seriously.

A news release says that the wounded included 10 men, seven women, a boy and a girl. The children were both 10 years old.

The release says two people were in surgery Sunday. Many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds were not life-threatening.

The FBI says that the shootings appear to be street violence, and not terrorism-related.

The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. Sunday during a second-line parade organized by the social club called The Original Big 7.

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NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police say 17 people have been wounded in a shooting during a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday.

Police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an email that many of the 17 victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren’t life-threatening.

No deaths were reported.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters that a 10-year-old girl grazed by a bullet was among those wounded in the shooting around 2 p.m. She was in good condition. He said three or four people were in surgery, but he didn’t have their conditions.

Officers were interspersed among the hundreds of marchers, which is routine for an event like it.

Second-line parades are loose processions in which people dance down the street, often following behind a brass band.

AP Radio reporter Jackie Quinn in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.


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