19 Injured in New Orleans Shooting

At least two children were among those shot when gunmen opened fire during a Mother's Day parade.

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Police investigate Sunday's shooting in New Orleans. (The Examiner/YouTube)

NBC News is reporting that at least 19 people, including a 10-year-old boy and girl, were injured Sunday in a shooting at a New Orleans Mother's Day parade:

A 10-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were grazed by bullets but were in good condition, New Orleans Police spokesman Garry Flot said in a statement. A woman and a man were in surgery Sunday evening, but there were no fatalities and most wounds were not life threatening, police said.

At least three people were spotted running away from the scene after the shooting on North Villere Street in the 7th Ward neighborhood at 1:45 p.m. At least one suspect was described as a man between the ages of 18 and 22.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said there may have been as many as three shooters, and that two different types of weapons were likely used.

The victims were marching in what is known as a second line parade, which are common in New Orleans: A brass band plays while marching in the streets, while a “second line” of people follows the band, celebrating.

Read more at NBC News.

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