Five people shot on Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans

Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans

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Five people shot on Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans

At least one person was killed and four others wounded in a shooting during a parade Sunday night before Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, the latest in a series of mass shootings that have taken place across the country since the beginning. of 2023. A shooting Sunday night along the Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans left one person dead and four others injured, according to police.shot on Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans

The incident on the Bacchus parade route occurred around 9:30 p.m. local time at the intersection of St. Charles Ave. and Terpsichore St., a New Orleans Police Department spokesperson told FOX News Digital. Three of the five victims were men, along with a woman and a girl.

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Mardi Gras parade route incident deatail

All the victims were taken to a hospital for medical attention. The girl and all but one of the other victims are in stable condition. The remaining victim, one of the men, has been pronounced dead. A suspect was taken into custody in connection with the shooting shortly after the shooting, police said. Two weapons were also confiscated.

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Police were in the vicinity of the scene when the shots were fired. The New Orleans Police Department, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Department, Louisiana State Police and the Department of Corrections assisted in the response to the shooting, which is under investigation. Police are working to gather information on the suspect along with a possible motive and to determine if other people were involved. shot on Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans

The suspected shooter was detained by police who also recovered two weapons at the scene, New Orleans Police Department Deputy Chief Hans Ganthier told reporters. Without disclosing the identity of the victims, Ganthier said “three men and two women” were wounded in the shooting, with one of them later pronounced dead.Read More…..

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