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Five people shot at Bacchus Parade in New Orleans

At least five people were shot dead on the Bacchus parade route in New Orleans, one dead, according to local officials. Children are among the victims.

The incident occurred at 9:40 pm on Sunday when gunfire was heard on St. Charles Avenue and Terpsichore Street, where the Bacchus parade passes. The event is part of Mardi Gras.

“I thought it sounded like 20 gunshots. told Jonah Gilmore. She described the scene as chaotic.

A New Orleans police spokesman confirmed five people were shot, including three adult men, one girl and one adult woman.

“All were taken to hospital by EMS and one male victim was later pronounced dead,” police said in a statement. “Four other victims were reportedly in stable condition. I’m here.

The suspect was arrested “immediately” after the shooting and two guns were found at the scene, police said. There was no word on possible motives.

The parade was quickly halted after the shooting of Float 22 as it passed through the area. Other floats and marching groups were later allowed to continue the route. Five people shot at Bacchus Parade in New Orleans

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