Mother’s Day Shooting Massacre: Twelve People Injured In New Orleans Parade

Category: Media & Culture / May 13, 2013 8:35AM EDT


Twelve people have been injured including a young girl when gun fire broke out a New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade. Superintendent Ronal Serpas commented on the tragedy:

"Twelve, and possibly one who got hurt when people were fleeing the incident. There was a ten-year-old girl, we believe, who suffered a graze wound and she is in good condition and under care. Three to four people are in surgery right now and we have no indication of what their condition is, but we also have no indications at this time, and it's preliminary, that anyone will perish from today's events. Obviously these are unusual circumstances. We have Second Lines (of a parade) in the city of New Orleans virtually every weekend at this time of the year. We had a full complement of police officers. It appears that these two or three people just for a reason unknown to us started shooting at, towards, or in the crowd. It was over in just a couple of seconds, police where everywhere and we hope that anybody who saw anything will give Crime Stoppers a call."

Police believe there are three suspects involved in the shooting. Three gun-shot victims are in hospital in a critical condition.