Police Release Photos of NOLA Shooting Suspect
Plus: A firsthand account of the shooting
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 13, 2013 10:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Police have unveiled a series of images showing a suspect in yesterday's shooting in New Orleans. The surveillance camera footage shows a crowd of people at an intersection; close to the camera, there's a man near a set of steps. When he runs forward with his arm up, the crowd disperses, NPR reports. Police have cited three suspects in the attack.

The 19 injured in the shooting were 10 men, seven women, and two 10-year-olds, a boy and a girl, police say, per the Times-Picayune. Meanwhile, a medical student who attended the parade offers a firsthand account at the Daily Beast. After a "sound like firecrackers ... all the people in the street started moving in one giant wave away from the intersection," Jarratt Pytell writes. He saw a gunman, he says: "He was a young black kid. Couldn’t have been older than 18, skinny, wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, standing with his hand outstretched, firing rapidly into the middle of the street." Pytell rushed to help several victims; click for his full story.

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Gemini528
May 13, 2013 5:25 PM CDT
The sad thing about this is that when they finally do catch this idiot he'll either beat the charges, get probation, or do no more than one year in prison....I've seen it happen before.
turnbull
May 13, 2013 3:52 PM CDT
why did the government not lock down new orleans and conduct house to house raids looking for the culprit like they did in bostons mass tragedy? the scenario was kind of similar, just the color of skin was different and the mode different but a large crowd of unsuspecting individuals being mass targeted for death seems to be the case in both
orlandojonny
May 13, 2013 3:18 PM CDT
Why is it any time there is a large crowd of black people violence always accompany's them?