At least 12 shot during Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans
Published time: May 12, 2013 20:16
Twelve people are being treated for gunshot wounds following a
shootout at a Mothers’ Day parade in New Orleans. The youngest victim in
the surprise attack was 10 years old, according to a local resident.
Over 100 people were participating in the residential festival,
on Frenchmen Street, in the north of the city, when several shots
were fired. The incident occurred around 2pm local time on
Police believe three suspects were responsible for the
“The shots just started ringing out, and everybody just
started running, and the next thing I heard, 10-15 people got
shot,” one witness told local station WDSU.
Police confirmed the number of casualties stood at 12 following
some discrepancies in initial hospital reports, suggesting
that between five and 11 may have been injured.
No fatalities have been confirmed, but three are in a critical