Five Shot, Including Girl, At Mardi Gras Parade In New Orleans
Five people were shot, including a young girl, during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, police said, and a suspect was in custody.
The other victims included a woman and three men, who were all taken to a hospital after Sunday night's shooting that happened around 9:30. in front of the Hoshun Restaurant during the Krewe of Bacchus parade. One victim was in critical condition, according to Chief Deputy Hans Ganthier, but he did not specify which victim, WWL-TV reported.
One man has since died from his injuries, WWL-TV reported.
One person was detained at the scene, police said.
“We were quickly able to apprehend the suspect we believe responsible for this,” Ganthier said.
Two guns were recovered, he said, but he wasn't certain whether there was anyone else involved.
At least a dozen shots were fired, according to one witness.
“This is really not something we wanted to see,” Ganthier said. “We really wanted this to be a safe Mardi Gras.”
The superkrewe of Bacchus was temporarily halted in the 1500 block of St. Charles Avenue after the shooting. An officer said that the parade would resume to “get out of the way” of the crime scene.
In the photo: Patti Dacquisto holds up a sign given to her by a parade-goer as the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies make their way down Magazine Street while marching in the Krewe of Thoth Carnival parade on February 19, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Three members and the husband of a member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies were killed when a man drove an SUV into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin in November of 2021. The popular New Orleans marching club the 610 Stompers invited the Dancing Grannies to join them in the Krewe of Thoths 75th anniversary, 42-float parade through the streets of New Orleans in advance of Mardi Gras this Tuesday.