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UPDATE: Louisiana Mother's Day parade shooting injures more than a dozen

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - New Orleans police say 18 people have been wounded in a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an email that many of the 18 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 grazed by a bullet was among those wounded 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 among the hundreds of marchers, which is routine for an event like it. Second-line parades are loose processions in which people dance down the street, often following behind a brass band.

ORIGINAL STORY:

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - New Orleans police say that a dozen people have been shot during a Mother's Day second-line parade. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters at least 12 people were shot during the parade in the city's 7th Ward. Police say the incident happened about 2 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Frenchmen and Villere streets. The Times-Picayune reports there were about 200 people at the event when gunfire erupted. Serpas told reporters the victims include a 10-year-old who sustained a minor wound. WDSU-TV reports at least four people were in surgery and others had been taken to four area hospitals. Nobody has been arrested. It's unclear what sparked the gunfire. Police are said to be looking for three people in connection with the attack.

 

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