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3:24 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

NOPD Arrests 2 Teens In Double Shooting

New Orleans police have arrested two teenagers accused of opening fire on a 31-year-old woman and her 7-year-old daughter as they walked in a neighborhood with a man thought to be the target.

A third suspect remains at large.

Officer Frank Robertson, a police spokesman, says 19-year-old Cornell Williams and 18-year-old Shannon Cooks were arrested early Friday on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault.

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5:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Officials Say Mother's Day Shooting Is Gang Related

Shawn Scott, being escorted by police after his arrest Thursday.
WDSU

New Orleans police have arrested two brothers in the Mother’s Day shooting that injured 20 people at a Seventh Ward second-line. Officials say the shooting is gang-related.


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12:52 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Two Suspects In Mother’s Day Parade Shooting Apprehended

Akein Scott, suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother's Day second-line parade, was booked into jail early Tuesday morning on 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder.
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

Akein Scott, the 19-year-old suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother’s Day second-line this past Sunday, was apprehended by the New Orleans Police Department’s SWAT unit Wednesday night in New Orleans East.

"Akein Scott is now in NOPD custody," police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an e-mail to reporters. Braden said the suspect was arrested in the Little Woods section of New Orleans East.

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Code Switch
2:56 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

After A Mass Shooting, New Orleanians Rally Around A Local Tradition

Kenneth Terry with the Treme Brass Band plays the trumpet Monday during a community response to a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans.
Sean Gardner Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 8:01 am

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7:00 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls Community Meeting at Parade Shooting Site

Mayor Mitch Landrieu meets with residents at Frenchmen and North Villere streets.
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

A community meeting drew about 200 people last night to the same 7th Ward intersection where a second-line parade was attacked on Mother’s Day. Officials promised an aggressive investigation.

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10:26 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Original Big Seven Second-Line Will Be Re-Staged Next Month

The intersection where 19 people were injured after a gunman opened fire on a Mother's Day second-line parade.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

About 200 people gathered at the same New Orleans intersection that erupted in gunfire on Mother’s Day to call for unity in fighting crime. Local officials promised a strong response to the attackers who injured 19 people.


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Community
3:56 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls 'Community Response' At Site Of Mother's Day Shooting

NOLA For Life is Mayor Mitch Landrieu's anti-crime initiative.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has called for a "community response" gathering today at 6 p.m., at the corner of Frenchmen Street and North Villere. It's a response to the multiple shooting Sunday afternoon during a Mother's Day second-line parade that injured at least 19 people.

"On Sunday afternoon — Mother's Day — our community was subjected to another senseless act of violence," the mayor said in a press release. "Please come out and show solidarity in protecting our culture and delivering a message to stop the shootings."

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9:46 am
Mon May 13, 2013

At Least 19 Wounded After Shooting At Mother's Day Second-Line Parade

An image taken from a video released by New Orleans Police Monday shows a suspect in the Mother's Day parade shootings that left 19 people wounded.
NOPD

This story has been updated.

At least 19 people were wounded Sunday afternoon in the 1400 block of Frenchmen Street, near the corner of Villere, after shooting broke out at a Mother's Day second-line at 1:47 p.m.

Of the 19 people injured, two were 10-year-old children. Both are in good condition, having suffered graze wounds, according to a statement released by the New Orleans Police Department.

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7:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls For Witnesses To Second-Line Shooting

New Orleans police are investigating what triggered a shooting that injured 19 people at a Mother’s Day parade. Two children are among the wounded.

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2:46 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

New Orleans Teen Arrested After Accidentally Shooting Brother

New Orleans police have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of accidentally shooting his 11-year-old brother in the leg.

Officer Frank Robertson says the 15-year-old faces a charge of negligent injury.

Robertson said the two brothers were playing with a loaded pistol around 7 p.m. Thursday.

He says the pistol was accidentally fired.

The 11-year-old was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

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