Shots fired during an informal Mother’s Day afternoon parade in New Orleans injured 19 people, two of them children, police said Sunday.

The wounded included 10 men and seven women as well as a boy and a girl, both 10.

Remi Braden, director of public affairs for the New Orleans Police Department, said there were no fatalities and “most of the wounds are not life-threatening.”

The shots were fired at 1:47 p.m. in the area of North Villere and Frenchmen streets during what is locally referred to as “a second-line parade,” Braden said.

WERE AM Mobile App 2020


Text CLEVELAND to 23845 to join our text club to join our sister station 93.1 WZAK's text club be notified first of contests, breaking news and more in The LAND!

Click Here To Listen Yellow

Both children were reported in good condition with graze wounds to the body, police said, and two of the adults were in surgery. Police said many of the victims suffered graze wounds, in some cases by ricocheted bullets.

“At this point, there are no fatalities, and most of the wounds are not life threatening,” police spokesman Garry Flot said.

The Times-Picayune newspaper said there were about 200 people at the event when gunfire erupted.

CLICK HERE to read story

article courtesy of

19 Hurt At New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade Shooting  was originally published on

Also On WERE-AM 1490:
A Photo Book Into The Life Of Civil Rights Icon & Congressman John Lewis
24 photos