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Mother's Day Parade Shooting: At Least 17 Wounded During New Orleans Festivities

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At least 17 people were reportedly wounded during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday. Among the victims was reportedly a 10-year-old girl who was grazed by one of the bullets.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayne:

While [New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ron] Serpas said there were about 300 to 400 people in the Mother's Day [parade], there were about 200 people in the area of the shooting. He said that about 10 NOPD officers were spread out throughout the second line and that three people were seen running from the shooting scene.

Serpas said that the three suspects likely worked together and that at least two different weapons were used. One of the suspects is described as a man between 18 years old and 22 years old with short hair and a white shirt with blue jeans, Serpas said.

Nine people were taken to the area's University Hospital, eight of them having sustained gunshot wounds, according to WWLTV. Three are said to be in critical condition, while no fatalities have been reported in the shooting's immediate aftermath, per the Times-Picayune.

UPDATE: The FBI does not believe the shooting was linked to terrorism, but was simply an act of "street violence," according to the Associated Press.

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