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Shooting during Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans leaves one person killed and four others injured

One of the victims injured in the shooting was a young girl, police said, adding that a suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

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According to authorities, a shooting occurred during the Krewe of Bacchus parade in New Orleans, resulting in one fatality and four injuries.

Among the victims were a young girl, a woman, and three men, who were all transported to a hospital.

The New Orleans Police Department reported that one of the male victims later died, while the juvenile was in stable condition and at least one victim was in critical condition.

The police have a suspect in custody. Chief Deputy Hans Ganthier provided these details during a news conference on Monday morning.

While one person was detained at the site of the shooting, Chief Deputy Hans Ganthier expressed uncertainty about whether anyone else was involved and indicated that the incident is still being investigated.

Additionally, two guns were found at the location. Ganthier lamented that this was not an occurrence that they wanted to happen, as they had hoped for a safe Mardi Gras celebration and will continue to strive towards that goal.

The shooting prompted a temporary halt to the superkrewe of Bacchus parade on St. Charles Avenue, and an officer stated that the procession would soon resume to clear the area for the ongoing investigation.

The NOPD is working to determine if other persons are involved in this incident and are asking the public to contact NOPD’s Sixth District with any information at (504) 658-6060 or Crimestoppers anonymously at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.


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