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Wow...sad. 19 wounded in New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting.

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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.

Over 300 people were participating in the residential festival, on Frenchmen Street, 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.

“The shots just started ringing out, and everybody just started running, and the next thing I heard, 10-15 people got shot,” another witness told WDSU.

One of the terrible problems in American society, certainly, is the pervasiveness of guns and then of violence -there’s much more gun violence in the US than other societies. As I understand it, there were 10 policemen spread throughout the crowd…so the police presence seems to have been quite conscious...addressing gun violence as a big issue in the United States,” said Carle.



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Damn. This would of never happened if everyone had guns. Cause the shooters wouldn't want to get shot back at.



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U&V~Doc wrote:Damn. This would of never happened if everyone had guns. Cause the shooters wouldn't want to get shot back at.

Sounds like its 50/50. If people had guns its bad. If people do not have guns...still can be bad.



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Wow...10 WHOLE police officers for "over 300" people?? I'm not surprised something bad happened. Now - if maybe 50 (or more) officers were around to adequately cover things things may have been different. Who knows? But 10 officers for every 30 people (min.)??
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U&V~GR!FF wrote:Wow...10 WHOLE police officers for "over 300" people?? I'm not surprised something bad happened. Now - if maybe 50 (or more) officers were around to adequately cover things things may have been different. Who knows? But 10 officers for every 30 people (min.)??
-whatever-

You are right lol



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