Sunday, May 12, 2013

URGENT - Manhunt Underway In New Orleans After Shooting Leaves 17 Injured

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police say 17 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 17 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. She was in good condition. He said three or four people were in surgery, but he didn't have their conditions. Serpas said that the procession had been accompanied by officers, who saw two or three suspects run from the scene. The Times-Picayune reports there were about 200 people at the event when gunfire erupted. Nobody has been arrested. It's unclear what sparked the gunfire. Officers were interspersed among the hundreds of marchers. That's routine for what's known a second-line parades, loose processions in which people dance down the street, often following behind a brass band.