12 people reported shot at New Orleans Mother’s Day parade

New Orleans police said at least 12 people were hurt after a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade, according to local media reports Sunday.

No deaths were immediately reported after the shooting, which hit a “second line” in the 7th Ward in east New Orleans.

The second line is a New Orleans tradition in which parade-goers typically follow a parade’s official participants. Hundreds of people were reportedly taking part and also watching the event.

A 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, which had a reporter at the event. The newspaper’s site,, showed photos of two victims, one apparently shot in the calf, the other apparently shot in the shoulder.


Four people were in surgery after the shooting, which happened around 2 p.m. local time, the Times-Picayune reported.

New Orleans Police Department Supt. Ronal Serpas told the newspaper that three people, apparently working together, were seen running from the scene and that at least two different guns had been used.

The Gambit, a New Orleans publication, reported that one of its writers had been injured in the shooting.



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