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

    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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    Police: 17 Wounded in New Orleans Parade Shooting

    By CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS May 12, 2013 (AP)

    Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a Mother's Day second-line parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 17 people, police said.

    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 was grazed 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 with the marchers, which is routine for such events. As many as 400 people joined in the procession that stretched for about 3 blocks, though only half that many were in the immediate vicinity of the shooting, Serpas said.

    Police saw three suspects running from the scene in the city's 7th Ward neighborhood. No arrests had been made as of late afternoon.

    Second-line parades are loose processions in which people dance down the street, often following behind a brass band. They can be impromptu or planned and are sometimes described as moving block parties.

    A social club called The Original Big 7 organized Sunday's event. The group was founded in 1996 at the Saint Bernard housing projects, according to its MySpace page.

    The neighborhood where the shooting happened was a mix of low-income and middle-class row houses, some boarded up. As of last year, the neighborhood's population was about 60 percent of its pre-Hurricane Katrina level.

    Police vowed to make swift arrests.

    "We'll get them. We have good resources in this neighborhood," Serpas said.
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    AP Radio reporter Jackie Quinn in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.

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    CBS News/ May 12, 2013, 6:54 PM

    Police: 19 hurt, including two children, in NOLA Mother's Day shooting


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    NEW ORLEANS Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19 people, police said.


    The FBI said that the shooting appeared to be "street violence" and wasn't linked to terrorism.


    Many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren't life-threatening, according to a police news release. No deaths were reported.


    The victims included 10 men, seven women, a boy and a girl. The children, both 10 years old, were grazed and in good condition. Police said at least two people were in surgery Sunday night.


    Mary Beth Romig, a spokeswoman for the FBI in New Orleans, said federal investigators have no indication that the shooting was an act of terrorism.


    "It's strictly an act of street violence in New Orleans," she said.


    Officers were interspersed with the marchers, which is routine for such events. CBS affiliate WWL-TV reports there were 200 people at the corner where shots rang out, and 300 to 400 people at the second line in all.


    Police saw three suspects running from the scene in the city's 7th Ward neighborhood. No arrests had been made as of late afternoon.

    "We can tell you without doubt that this police department will find these guys," NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said, according to WWL-TV. "We will find them, and we will bring them to custody and will make them pay for the crime they committed today."

    Second-line parades are loose processions in which people dance down the street, often following behind a brass band. They can be impromptu or planned and are sometimes described as moving block parties.


    A social club called The Original Big 7 organized Sunday's event. The group was founded in 1996 at the Saint Bernard housing projects, according to its MySpace page.


    The neighborhood where the shooting happened was a mix of low-income and middle-class row houses, some boarded up. As of last year, the neighborhood's population was about 60 percent of its pre-Hurricane Katrina level.


    Police vowed to make swift arrests. Serpas said it wasn't clear if particular people in the second line were targeted, or if the shots were fired in a random fashion.


    "We'll get them. We have good resources in this neighborhood," Serpas said.


    In the late afternoon, the scene was taped off and police had placed bullet casing markers in at least 10 spots.

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    No deluge of media coverage on his shooting spree, they are calling it street violence.
    Mother's Day Shooting: CCTV Shows Suspect


    Surveillance video shows a possible suspect for the "street violence" shooting which injured 19 people in New Orleans.

    1:30pm UK, Monday 13 May 2013



    Video: CCTV: 19 Shot At Mother's Day Parade In New Orleans

    Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas explains what happened at the Mother's Day shooting in the city.
    Video: New Orleans: Police Reveal Details

    New Orleans police have vowed to swiftly track down the gunmen who wounded 19 people at a Mother's Day parade.
    The wounded included a boy and a girl, both 10 years old.

    Two people have undergone surgery. Many of the victims have suffered grazes and most of the wounds are not life-threatening.



    The man is later seen running away from the scene

    Police have obtained video showing a possible suspect in the shooting.

    The surveillance video, posted on YouTube, shows the crowd dispersing and some falling to the ground before one person in a white T-shirt and dark trousers runs away from the crowd.

    The image of the man is not clear but police hope someone will recognise him. A reward of $10,000 is on offer.

    FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said federal investigators have no indication that the shooting was an act of terrorism.

    "It's strictly an act of street violence in New Orleans," she said. "The southern city has one of the highest violent crime rates in the US."

    Officers saw three people running from the scene immediately after gunshots from "maybe two different types of weapons" rang out, said New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas.

    He branded the attack as "selfish" and vowed to make swift arrests.

    "I think what frustrates all of us is the selfishness of some people, and I think what frustrates all of us is that the great culture of this city sometimes stumbles a bit because of the selfish behaviour of some people," he said.

    He added: "We'll get them. We have good resources in this neighbourhood."



    Around 200 people were in the immediate vicinity when gunfire eruptedNew Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged witnesses to come forward.

    "These kinds of incidents will not go unanswered. Somebody knows something. The way to stop this violence is for you all to help," he said.

    As many as 400 people were taking part in the street parade but only about half were in the immediate area of the gunfire, which erupted at the junction of Frenchmen and North Villere Streets.

    Officers were interspersed with the revellers, which is routine for such events.



    The shooting was an act of 'street violence' not terrorism, the FBI saysThe procession, known as a 'second-line' parade in which people dance down the street, often following a brass band, was organised by a social club called The Original Big 7.
    The group was founded in 1996 at a housing project, according to its MySpace page.

    The area where the shooting happened is a mix of low-income and middle-class homes, some boarded up.
    As of last year, the neighbourhood's population was about 60% of its level before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.
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    Police ID suspect in New Orleans mass shooting

    By CHEVEL JOHNSON | Associated Press | 7 minutes ago

    Police are identifying a suspect in the shooting of 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans.

    Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Monday night that they were looking for 19-year-old Akein Scott. He says multiple people identified Scott as the shooter.

    Three gunshot victims remained in critical condition Monday, though their wounds didn't appear to be life-threatening. Most of the injured have been released from the hospital.

    Video released earlier in the day shows a crowd gathered for a boisterous second-line parade Sunday suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground.

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    Police: Suspect arrested in La. parade shooting

    Associated PressBy KEVIN McGILL | Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities have arrested the man wanted in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people in New Orleans after he was identified in surveillance video that showed him running from the scene as the crowd scattered in all directions, police said.

    Akein Scott, 19, was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of eastern New Orleans, police department spokeswoman Remi Braden said. She said no additional details were available and would not be until Thursday morning.

    A possible motive has not been disclosed, and authorities have not publicly identified any other suspects. Investigators launched an intense search for Scott, with Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas urging him to surrender at a news conference Monday and warning the teen that "we know more about you than you think we know." At one point, SWAT team members and U.S. marshals served a search warrant at one location but did not find Scott.

    Police offered a $10,000 reward in the case, and investigators received several tips after images from the surveillance camera were released.

    Police previously said Scott had an arrest record involving drug and weapon charges.

    Court records show some had been dropped but he was facing a felony charge of illegally carrying a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Scott was scheduled for a court hearing on motions related to that case Thursday. It was not immediately known whether he would be present for that hearing or whether it would be rescheduled.

    Video released Monday showed a crowd gathered for the Sunday parade suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man in a white T-shirt and dark pants who turns and runs out of the picture. Police said they identified the suspect from the surveillance camera images.

    Police initially said three people were spotted running away from the shooting scene, though Scott has been the only suspect identified publicly.

    As many as 400 people had come out for the event. Officers were interspersed with the marchers, which is routine for such events. The crime scene was about a mile-and-a-half from the heart of the city's French Quarter.

    Two children were among those wounded.

    The mass shooting showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies the city's festive image.

    Gun violence has flared at two other city celebrations this year. Five people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in January after a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, and four were wounded in a shooting after an argument in the French Quarter in the days leading up to Mardi Gras. Two teens were arrested in connection with the MLK Day shootings; three men were arrested and charged in the Mardi Gras shootings.

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    CBS/AP/ May 16, 2013, 1:42 PM

    Police: 2nd suspect arrested in New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting

    NEW ORLEANS A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting that injured 20 people at a parade on Mother's Day, police said Thursday afternoon.


    Shawn Scott, 24, was arrested Thursday, police Chief Ronal Serpas said. He is the brother of 19-year-old Akein Scott, who was arrested Wednesday night in the shooting.


    Serpas said investigators believe the Scotts worked together in the shooting.


    Police suspect the brothers were involved in a neighborhood gang and "engaged in a criminal lifestyle by choice," Serpas said.


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    A magistrate judge set bail for Akein Scott at $10 million Thursday morning, reports CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV. He is facing 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder and Judge Gerard Hansen set bail at $500,000 for each count.


    At a news conference at the shooting site near the French Quarter, Mayor Mitch Landrieu accused the suspects of "callously shooting into crowds of hundreds of citizens."


    "The culture of violence is unnatural and unacceptable," Landrieu said, calling the shooting site "holy ground."


    In addition to the Scotts, Serpas said police arrested four people who are accused of helping Akein Scott elude capture. Serpas said their charges are being accessories after the fact to attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. They range in age from 19 to 32, he said.


    At Thursday's court appearance, Akein Scott, shackled and wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, stood silently as his court-appointed attorney handled the proceedings.


    Prosecutors said a witness picked out a photo of Akein Scott, 19, from a lineup. An arrest affidavit said the unidentified witness told investigators that Akein Scott was the person seen in a surveillance video that police released to the public as they searched for him for three days. The witness also said Akein Scott was carrying a silver and black semi-automatic handgun at the shooting scene, according to the affidavit.


    Authorities earlier said 19 were wounded, but prosecutors told Hansen the number had increased.


    Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans. He already faced gun and drug possession charges and was out on bond at the time of Sunday's shooting.


    At a later appearance Thursday morning, a state District Court judge ordered Scott held without bond pending additional hearings in that case. Akein Scott faces a felony charge of illegally carrying a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.


    In the neighborhood where the gunfire shattered the festive parade known as a second line, residents awoke Thursday to the news that the manhunt for Akein Scott apparently had ended. Police had been searching for Akein Scott since identifying him as a suspect Monday from the surveillance video.


    Courtney Moles, whose apartment overlooks the shooting site, said she didn't feel her safety was in jeopardy while police searched the city.


    "I didn't really think he would come back. It's more personal than that," she said. "He wasn't going to that second line to make national news. He was probably settling some kind of score."


    Moles, 24, said the arrest underscores the city's crisis of violence among its young people. "His life is over now, too," she said of Scott.


    Police have not established a motive. Officials initially said three people were spotted running away from the shooting scene, but Akein Scott had been the only suspect identified publicly until his brother's arrest was announced Thursday.


    Investigators launched an intense search for Akein Scott, with police Superintendent Ronal Serpas urging him to surrender at a news conference Monday and warning the teen that "we know more about you than you think we know." At one point, SWAT team members and U.S. marshals served a search warrant at one location but did not find Scott.


    Police offered a $10,000 reward in the case, and investigators received several tips after images from the surveillance camera were released.


    The video released Monday showed a crowd gathered for the parade suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man in a white T-shirt and dark pants who turns and runs out of the picture.


    As many as 400 people had come out for the event. Officers were interspersed with the marchers, which is routine for such events. The crime scene was about less than two miles from the heart of the city's French Quarter.


    Two children were among those wounded.


    The mass shooting showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies New Orleans' festive image.

    Gun violence has flared at two other city celebrations this year. Five people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in January after a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, and four were wounded in a shooting after an argument in the French Quarter in the days leading up to Mardi Gras. Two teens were arrested in connection with the MLK Day shootings; three men were arrested and charged in the Mardi Gras shootings.

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