New Orleans Shooting Videos Capture Chaos During Mardi Gras Parade
Videos on social media captured the chaotic aftermath of a shooting at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.
Five people were shot in the 1600 block of Terpsichore St during the Krewe of Bacchus parade in New Orleans on Sunday night, WWL-TV reported.
The victims include a young girl, a woman and three men, the New Orleans Police Department told the station. One of the men was later pronounced dead.
NOPD Chief Deputy Hans Ganthier said one person was detained at the scene. “We were quickly able to apprehend the suspect we believe responsible for this,” Ganthier said.
Two guns were recovered, Ganthier said. He said he is not certain whether there was anyone else involved.
“This is really not something we wanted to see,” Ganthier said. “We really wanted this to be a safe Mardi Gras.”
Videos posted on social media showed litter strewn in the streets as officers worked the scene. One clip showed an officer directing parade-goers away from the crime scene.
The New Orleans Police Department have been contacted for further comment.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated when additional information is available.