19 Shot in New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade; Serpas: We’ll Make Shooters Pay


A Mother’s Day shooting at a New Orleans parade left 19 people injured, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Police said 10 adult men, seven adult women, a 10-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were struck by bullets. Immediately after the shooting police reported seeing three suspects running from the scene.

Shannon Roberts, 32, was at a hospital with fear-ridden – and at times, angry – family members whose loved ones were injured in the shooting. “The city needs to stop the violence. It’s hurting our families,” said Roberts, who had a cousin, niece, and nephew shot. “Mothers should not have to be crying any day no less Mother Day.” Police Commissioner Ronal Serpas said, “We can tell you without a doubt that we will find these guys. We will bring them into custody and make them pay for the crimes they committed today.”

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