New Orleans police released dramatic images early Monday that show what authorities believe is the moment a buoyant Mother’s Day celebration was brought to a halt by a barrage of bullets.
Surveillance images recorded on North Villere Street in the 7th Ward neighborhood show a man police consider a potential suspect appearing to open fire on a crush of people gathered for a festive holiday parade. An adult male can be seen charging with raised hands, sending parade-goers scrambling in all directions of the surveillance camera’s frame.
Authorities are asking for help in identifying the possible suspect.
New Orleans Police New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Sunday there may have been as many as three shooters in Sunday’s attack, which left 19 people injured – including two young children.
At least three people were spotted running away from the scene after the gunfire erupted at 1:45 p.m. At least one suspect was described as a man between the ages of 18 and 22.
Police said 10 adult men, seven adult women, a 10-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were struck by bullets.