Sunday, May 12, 2013

New Orleans: 18 Shot At Mother's Day Parade

Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans injuring 18, police have said.

The wounded included a boy and a girl, both 10 years old.

Two people have undergone surgery. Many of the victims have suffered grazes and most of the wounds are not life-threatening.

New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas said: "At this time, we have no indication that anyone will perish from today's events."