Video released early Monday by New Orleans police shows a suspect in the Mother’s Day gunfire that wounded 19 people during a neighborhood parade. The grainy surveillance video shows a crowd suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man who turns and runs out of the picture.
Police believe more than one gun was fired in the burst of Sunday-afternoon violence. The scene is about 1.5 miles from the heart of the French Quarter, which is popular with tourists.
Sunday’s violence comes at a time when the city is struggling to pay tens of millions of dollars to comply with federal requirements to reform the police department and the city jail. Shootings at parades and neighborhood celebrations have become more common in recent years as the city has struggled with street crime, sometimes gang-related.
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