Breaking News: Shooting at parade in New Orleans.
May 12, 2013 at 4:52 PM


12 shot, including 10yo child during Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans

Published time: May 12, 2013 20:16 
Edited time: May 12, 2013 20:49

Twelve people are being treated for gunshot wounds following a shootout at a second line parade on Mother’s Day 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 Sunday.

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.

Police believe three suspects were responsible for the gunfire. A door-to-door search is being conducted in the hopes of tracing one or more of them.

“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.

No fatalities have been confirmed, but three are reportedly in a critical condition.

A week ago, police were also called out to investigate a triple shooting near the corner of Frenchman street.

Police and local media had appealed for anyone with information on the incident to contact crime stoppers in the hope of tracing the gunman, or gunmen.

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  • Talee
    by Talee
    May 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    On a mothers day parade...what a bunch of jerks.

  • Carpy
    by Carpy
    May 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Just watching this on the news.  Sad.  We live in a mad, mad world.

  • Peanutx3
    May 12, 2013 at 5:08 PM
    Wow. :(
  • survivorinohio
    May 12, 2013 at 5:13 PM


  • gludwig2000
    May 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM
    Yes, we are living in a mad, mad world.
  • tooptimistic
    May 12, 2013 at 6:49 PM


  • PamR
    by PamR
    May 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Every. single. day. We hear about this kind of thing every day.  Yet we do nothing. 

  • Donna6503
    May 12, 2013 at 7:05 PM
    Three gunmen, this isn't going to turn out good, in any way, shape, or form.

    But, we will soon be hearing the political spin (by everyone)

    SMH :(
  • Radarma
    by Radarma
    May 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM


  • tnmomofive
    May 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Peices of shit.