19 people have been confirmed wounded, including two 10 year old children after gunmen opened fire at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans, Louisiana. Miraculously, nobody was fatally shot, although three people reportedly remain in critical condition. As many as three gunmen opened fire at a second line of a parade in what police believe was a gang related shooting, not an act of terrorism.
Up to 400 people were participating in the May 12, 2013 parade on Frenchmen Street, situated in the east of New Orleans when the incident occurred.
A doctor from University Hospital confirmed to reporters that some of the injuries were severe, including wounds to the chest and abdomen.
Police believe three suspects were responsible for the gunfire and are conducting door to door searches – yeap! Got to keep those people in fear and willing to have their privacy invaded in the name of “national security”. Afterall, Martial Law in the north was a success. Perhaps it’s time for people in the south to get used to it too?
This video captures the moment of shooting but doesn’t really show anything:
TV report by Al Jazeera:
Associated Press video:
Interviews with eye witnesses by Sky News:
Raw video of the aftermath:
Gallery of a few photos: