At least 12 people were reportedly shot at a Mother’s Day Parade in New Orleans on Sunday.
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters that the youngest victim is 10 years old and that more than 200 people were present in the area where shots were fired.
Initial reports claim that, in total, nine people were transported to University Hospital – eight dealing with gunshot wounds. Three people are said to be in critical condition.
At the moment, three suspects are believed to have been involved. However, given that this story is just breaking, the numbers may change.
BREAKING: At least 12 people shot in Mother's Day second-line parade— WWL-TV(@WWLTV) May 12, 2013
BREAKING: NO EMS took 9 people to University Hospital; 8 with gunshot wounds; 3 shot in critical condition. #mothersdayshooting— Katie Moore (@katiecmoore) May 12, 2013
Gambit second line correspondent @bigredcotton among 12 shot at Mother's Day second line. More soon. Good thoughts, please.— Gambit (@The_Gambit) May 12, 2013
UPDATE: NOPD now saying 17 people were shot in #mothersdayshooting in 7th Ward. Many surface wounds w unknown conditions, 3 critical— Katie Moore (@katiecmoore) May 12, 2013