Monday, 13 May 2013

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New Orleans Mother's Day parade hit by shooting

                  

Nineteen people have been wounded in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, police say.

The victims included two children who were grazed by bullets. Police say most injuries are not life-threatening.

It is unclear what sparked the shooting in the city's 7th Ward on Sunday afternoon. Police say three suspects were seen fleeing the area.

The incident happened at about 14:00 (19:00 GMT) at the intersection of Frenchmen and Villere streets.


"Shots were fired with different guns," a police statement said.

"Immediately after the shooting our officers saw three suspects running from the scene."

The statement said 10 men, seven women, a 10-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were wounded by gunfire.

FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said they had "no reason to believe it was an act of terror, just street violence".

Source: BBC News
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