19 wounded in New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting

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  1. Neil

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    Almost two dozen people including two 10-year-old children have been injured after as many as three gunmen opened fire at a 'second line' of a parade on Mother’s Day in New Orleans. Three people remain in critical condition following the shootout.

    Up to 400 people were participating in the neighborhood festival on Frenchmen Street, situated in the east of the city, when several shots were fired. The incident occurred around 2pm local time (19:00 GMT) on Sunday.

    "We have mothers, sisters, little children who were shot," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told local press.

    Nine people were immediately taken to University Hospital by emergency responders, eight of whom were suffering from gunshot wounds, according to local channel WWLTV. One more being treated was injured in an attempt to escape from the shooting.

    A New Orleans doctor confirmed to reporters that he has had to treat 'severe injuries' including wounds to the chest and abdomen.

    Further victims were taken to different hospitals in the region.

    The majority of the injuries are not considered life-threatening, and no fatalities have been confirmed, but three are reportedly in a critical condition.



    19 wounded in New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting — RT USA

    sick....:tsk: :sad: :shocked:
     
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    Any idea about the origin of the shooters?
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Source: 19 wounded in New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting — RT USA
     
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    In recent times it has always been a solitary shooter in the US. Three shooters makes one lean towards something more serious and deadly.
     
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    Police says its related to gang war.
     
  7. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    They were motherf***ers.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    It seems like a locality of Blacks. :hmm:
     
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    Completely agree with you. Need to hang them from the nearest branch.

    In light of the Boston bombings, I just wanted to be sure it wasn't a terrorist incident.
     
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    Too many loose guns around the US.

    But they are entitled to allow guns to proliferate and if they can accept these killings, then I think we are no one to comment, except feel sorry for those who die because lunatics and social misfit are allowed easy access to weaponry.
     
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    As firearms in US increase by millions, rate of crimes with guns decreases. Maybe seems counterintuitive, but the statistics say that.
     
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    New Orleans police arrest two Mother's Day shooting suspects

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    This Handout photo provided May 14, 2013 by the New Orleans Police Department shows 19-year-old Akein Scott

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    Though the article talks about white T-shirt, black pants; it doesn't say that both of the suspects are black men. Maybe it wants to be politically correct or something.

    New Orleans police arrest two Mother's Day shooting suspects — RT USA
     

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