Hey, nobody has died – yet – from the latest episode in our favorite All-American pastime: Shooting people with guns because — just because we can. Oh and 2nd amendment, etc.
Police today are searching for three suspects after 19 people, including two children, were shot in New Orleans on Sunday while watching a Mother’s Day parade.
Ten men, seven woman, a girl and a boy, both age 10, were hit when wild gunfire opened up at about 1:45 p.m. as the parade marched along North Villere Street, according to police spokesman Garry Flot.
Two victims are undergoing surgery, Flot said in a statement. Three were reported in serious condition. The children were grazed and are in good condition, he said. It was unclear if the victims were marching or bystanders watching the parade.
Personally, I think I’m going to avoid all parades, marches, and large gatherings for the time being. Oh wait, my daughter is graduating from high school this year. Darn. Hope they employ metal detectors. Yes, I am serious.