19 people shot during Mother's Day parade in New Orleans

11:13 PM, May 12, 2013   |    comments
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NEW ORLEANS - Police say gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, wounding at least 19 people, including two children. No deaths have been reported.

Police saw three suspects running from the scene, but there have been no arrests.

The FBI says the shootings appear to be street violence, and not terrorism-related.

The victims include a 10-year-old who sustained a minor wound. At least four people were in surgery mid-afternoon and patients had been taken to four area hospitals.

No suspects were in custody and it was not clear what motivated the shooter or shooters. Police are looking for three people in connection with the attack.

"Shots just started ringing out and everyone started running," one eyewitness told WDSU's Rachel Wulff. "Next thing I hear, 10, 15 people got shot."

The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. in the 7th Ward.

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