17 people shot at Mother's Day second-line parade in New Orleans

17 people shot at Mother's Day second-line parade in New Orleans

A picture from the LSU Hospital after shooting

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by WWLTV & The Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 14 at 11:19 AM

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans 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 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.

AP Radio reporter Jackie Quinn in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.

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