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Arrests In New Orleans Parade Shootings Cheered

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Three people were critically wounded in the shootings. Three people were critically wounded in the shootings.
Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans. Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans.
Shawn Scott was arrested Thursday, the day after his brother Akein Scott was arrested in the case. Shawn Scott was arrested Thursday, the day after his brother Akein Scott was arrested in the case.
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May 17, 2013

Arrests in New Orleans parade shootings cheered

 

Bond has been set at more than $10 million for the second of two brothers facing attempted second-degree murder charges in the Mother's Day shooting spree that broke out during a neighborhood parade in New Orleans.

Twenty-four-year-old Shawn Scott was arrested Thursday, the day after his brother Akein Scott was arrested in the case.

Authorities initially said Shawn Scott would make his first court appearance Friday morning, but court records show his $10 million bond was set Thursday evening.

Three people were critically wounded in the shootings. The leader of the organization that stages the annual parade in New Orleans' 7th ward says he's ecstatic about the arrests. The group plans to march again on June 1.

 

May 16, 2013

Police: 2nd suspect arrested in parade shooting

Police say they have arrested a second suspect in the shooting that injured 20 people at a parade on Mother's Day.

Police Chief Ronal Serpas identified the second suspect as 24-year-old Shawn Scott, brother of 19-year-old Akein Scott.

Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night. Serpas says Shawn Scott was arrested Thursday.

Both face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Akein Scott appeared before a magistrate judge Thursday. His bond was set at $10 million.

Serpas says four additional people have been arrested and charged with harboring the suspects.

Serpas says investigators believe the Scotts worked together in the shooting.

Suspect Faces 20 Charges In Mother's Day shooting

Jail records show that the suspect in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people faces 20 charges of attempted second-degree murder.

Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott was arrested Wednesday night in the Little Woods section of New Orleans.

He was already facing a gun and drug possession charge and was out on bond at the time of Sunday's shooting at a parade through a neighborhood near the French Quarter.

Investigators said he was identified as a suspect after police released surveillance video that appeared to show the shooter running from the scene as the crowd scattered.

It was not immediately clear why 20 counts were filed when authorities have said 19 people were injured.

Police were expected to release more details on the case Thursday.

Arrest Made In Mother's Day Shooting

New Orleans Police say they have arrested a suspect in the Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people.  Officers say Akein Scott, 19, is responsible for the gunfire. 

May 14, 2013

Police: Man, 19, Sought In N.O. Parade Shootings

New Orleans police and federal authorities are searching for a young man who's suspected of opening fire at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, wounding 19.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas identified the suspect late Monday as 19-year-old Akein Scott of New Orleans. Serpas said several people identified Scott as the gunman based on blurry surveillance camera images of the mass shooting.

Serpas said officers would be searching all night and into Tuesday for Scott, whom he called "no stranger to the criminal justice system." He urged the teen, who has previous arrests on firearms and drug charges, to turn himself in.

Three gunshot victims remained in critical condition Monday, though their wounds didn't appear to be life-threatening. Most of the wounded had been released from the hospital.

Police Vow To Solve Shootings Of 19 In New Orleans

A medical student who witnessed the shooting that wounded 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans says it was hard to tell whether the gunman was picking targets randomly or was trying to hit specific people.

Jarrat Pytell said the gunman he saw pointed in a specific direction and didn't swing the gun wildly. Still, Pytell said, the man was shooting into a crowd, where multiple injuries were likely.

Pytell says he and others jumped into a roadside ditch when the shooting broke out. When it was over he helped tend to the wounded.

Police say more than one shooter may have been involved. They hope a $10,000 reward and images of a suspect posted on YouTube will lead to an arrest.

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