Mardi Gras Parade Shooting

1 Person Dead, 4 Injured in New Orleans Mardis Gras Parade Shooting

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According to the New Orleans police, one person has died and four others have been injured as a result of a shooting that occurred along the Mardi Gras parade route. A suspect has been apprehended in connection with the incident.

“We were able to find two weapons on scene and also apprehended what we believe to be a shooter. Whether he’s the sole shooter or not, we will determine through investigation.”

– New Orleans Police Department Chief Deputy Superintendent, Hans Ganthier

As per the New Orleans Police Department, a young girl, a woman, and three men were wounded in the shooting incident. One of the men, who was critically injured, later died. The remaining four victims are currently in stable condition. Gunshots broke out on the path of the well-liked Krewe of Bacchus parade, which is usually held before the energetic Mardi Gras celebration in the city. The parade was planned to start soon after 5 p.m. on Sunday.

This is really not something we wanted to see. We really wanted this to be a safe Mardi Gras and we’ll continue to work towards that end. However, we really, really want to get the public’s help and if there were other individuals involved, please call Crime Stoppers.”

– New Orleans Police Department Chief Deputy Superintendent, Hans Ganthier

In response to the sound of gunshots at approximately 9:30 p.m. local time, law enforcement officers, including those from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Department, Louisiana State Police, and the Department of Corrections, arrived at the location. The reason for the shooting remains unknown.

Mardi Gras parade shooting

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