New Orleans police have released a video that says shows a possible suspect in the shooting that wounded 19 people at a Mother’s Day parade.
The surveillance video shows the crowd dispersing and some falling to the ground before one person in a white T-shirt and dark pants, seen below, runs away from the crowd. The image of the man isn’t clear but police say they hope someone will recognize him. Police also say the reward for information leading to arrests and indictments in the case is $10,000.
Witnesses say they saw three suspects running from the scene, but no arrests had been made as of early Monday. At least three of the victims were seriously wounded. Of the rest, many were grazed and authorities said that overall most wounds were not life threatening. No deaths were reported.
The victims included 10 men, seven women, a boy and a girl. The children, both 10 years old, were grazed and in good condition. Police said at least two people were in surgery Sunday night.
The shooting — described by the FBI as a flare-up of street violence — shattered the festive mood surrounding the parade that drew hundreds of people to the 7th Ward neighborhood of modest row houses not far from the French Quarter. Cell phone video taken in the aftermath of the shooting shows victims lying on the ground, blood on the pavement and others bending over to comfort them.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged witnesses to come forward with information during a news conference Sunday night at a hospital where gunshot victims were taken. “These kinds of incidents will not go unanswered. Somebody knows something. The way to stop this violence is for you all to help,” he said.
Police say the man in the video below may be one of the shooters…it gets crazy around the 45 second mark…