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Suspect Identified In New Orleans Mother's Day Parade Shooting

Brianna Sacks |
May 13, 2013 | 7:30 p.m. PDT


(Suspect running from scene/ Screen shot, CNN)
(Suspect running from scene/ Screen shot, CNN)
Authorities said Monday evening that they have found identified a suspect in Sunday's New Orleans Mother's Day Parade where at least 19 people were wounded.

Police are looking for 19-year-old Akein Scott, USA Today reported. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said multiple people have identified the teen as the shooter.

Two other gunmen were reportedly involved and police say that at least two different weapons were used.

The shooting occurred during a second-line parade on Sunday afternoon, where as many as 400 spectators joined the procession for several blocks.

Surveillance footage shows the crowd running and falling to the ground as one person dressed in a white T-shirt and dark pants sprints from the scene.

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Ten men, seven women and two children were wounded, though all sustained non life-threatening wounds and no deaths were reported.

"These kinds of incidents are not going to go unanswered," said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Sunday evening. "We're going to be very, very aggressive. There were hundreds of people out there today. So somebody knows who did this and the way we're going to stop the violence together in this city is everybody come together. We really need help. ... We will find them."

Police have posted a $10,000 reward for any information leading to Scott's whereabouts and other indictments in the case.

Read the whole story at USA Today.

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