New Orleans Shooting: 17 Injured During Mother’s Day Parade

Sun, May 12, 2013 7:58pm EDT by 5 Comments
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A Mother’s Day celebration turned tragic on May 12 when multiple gunmen opened fire on a crowd in New Orleans, La. At least 17 people were injured, including a 10-year-old girl.

Surely one of the last places you’d expect violence to break out at is during a Mother’s Day parade, but that’s exactly what happened in New Orleans on May 12. Reportedly multiple shooters opened fire during holiday festivities, injuring at least 17 people.

17 Injured During Mother’s Day Shooting

There were about 200 people in the area of the shooting, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ron Serpas said. The 17 people were injured when they were grazed by bullets — thankfully, most of the wounds suffered were not life-threatening, and no deaths have been reported.

One 10-year-old girl was among the injured, though she was said to be in good condition. Reportedly, three or four of the victims had to undergo surgery, their conditions have not yet been updated.

NOPD Chief: ‘We’ll Get Them’

The Superintendent stated that the violent act was carried out by three suspects, who were seen fleeing the scene in New Orleans’ 7th Ward neighborhood. One of the suspects has been described as a man between the ages 18 and 22 with short hair in a white shirt and blue jeans, according to the Times-Picayune. Two guns were likely used. No arrests have been made yet, and a motive for the shooting has not been found.

The 7th Ward, where the shooting occurred, is a mix of low to middle-income houses. It was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and only about 60 percent of its residents have returned since.

New Orleans police have vowed to act swiftly and find the culprits of this senseless act. “We’ll get them. We have good resources in the neighborhood,” Superintendent Ron Serpas said.

WATCH: NOPD Chief Ron Serpas Gives Details On Mother’s Day Shooting

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Lee

Posted at 11:10 PM on May 12, 2013  

People will do anything to just shoot up at other people hope they will find the 3 men who Did it need to be in jail for the rest of their life what the Hella is this world coming into

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olivia

Posted at 10:52 PM on May 12, 2013  

I really just have no idea what’s wrong with the world right now.

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s_cC

Posted at 4:30 AM on May 13, 2013  

I totally agree with you it’s like the world is going crazy.. well they said 2013 will be end of the world well I guess this is what’s going to happen in the future if there’s nothing to stop them

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guest43

Posted at 10:06 PM on May 12, 2013  

This is why I don’t really go anywhere anymore. I can’t have fun because I’m too busy looking out for trouble.
You got shooters, bombers pickpockets and people just wanting to cause trouble.
Drunks and distracted drivers on the road.
I make my fun at home as much as I can. I only leave when absolutly necessary.
My nerves are usually shot by the time I come home from taking my daughter to the park or a B-Day party. I can’t let her see how nervous I am, it’s so hard. I pray all day long as I’m watching out for trouble.
You can’t stay locked up in your house even if you wanted to. Life has to go on.

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spaz101

Posted at 9:39 PM on May 12, 2013  

We should really check people for guns at this stuff who needs a gun any way at this advent no one maybe police but no one else should have a gun. My heart goes out to any one who was shot but we need to tighten security at these advents. #<3 goes to any one affected.

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