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#1 -Razorfold

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 23:18

Twelve people have been shot during a Mother's Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, police say.

Police Supt Ronal Serpas told reporters that three or four people required surgery but no deaths are reported.

The victims included a 10-year-old girl who suffered a minor wound, he added.

It is unclear what sparked the shooting, which happened in the city's 7th Ward on Sunday afternoon. Police say two or three suspects were seen fleeing the area.

Police said that, as well as the 12 people with gunshot wounds, one person was injured in the ensuing commotion.

The incident happened at about 14:00 (19:00 GMT) at the intersection of Frenchmen and Villere streets.

Supt Serpas said about 200 people were in the area at the time.

"It appears that these two or three people, just for a reason unknown to us, started shooting at, towards, or in the crowd," he said.

"It was over in just a couple of seconds."

The shooting happened at what is known as a second-line parade - a loose procession in which people dance down the street often following a brass band.


Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-22506029


#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 23:19

WTF is the world coming to?

#3 Richteralan

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 00:02

I know that more comprehensive background check is full of loopholes, so obviously we need more guns to protect ourselves.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 00:14

It is unclear what sparked the shooting, which happened in the city's 7th Ward on Sunday afternoon.


Knowing NO, it was probably someone already drunk.

#5 Ph1b3r0pt1c

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 00:54

I know that more comprehensive background check is full of loopholes, so obviously we need more guns to protect ourselves.

not worth it.
WIll just cause more **** to be spewed.

#6 necroxd

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:59

Knowing NO, it was probably someone already drunk.


Live in Houston and every other day there's a shooting in the third ward. I think when you label a district or areas as a ward its considered as a ghetto. So o read that as there was a shooting in the ghetto. Big surprise.

#7 Gerowen

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:07

Soooo, do they have any idea as to a motive? Was it a gang shooting that just happened to take place near the parade?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:12

WTF is the world coming to?


Let's face it, America is by far the biggest exporter of such news stories.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:19

Let's face it, America is by far the biggest exporter of such news stories.


They just get reported more often when they happen here, there are much worse and more frequent crimes going on all the time, but none of the corporate media we call news cares enough to report them.
http://en.wikipedia....l_homicide_rate

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:31

They just get reported more often when they happen here, there are much worse and more frequent crimes going on all the time, but none of the corporate media we call news cares enough to report them.
http://en.wikipedia....l_homicide_rate


Obviously, I'm talking about developed countries, a group to which, at least ostensibly, the United States of America belongs.

#11 Secular Humanist

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:35

Long live their 2A! God bless their guns!

#12 FlintyV

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 14:21

Also see - http://accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com/

#13 Art3x

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 14:27

Where is the moron with a car tumblr?

#14 jwjw1

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 14:38

Posted Image

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 14:39

Obviously, I'm talking about developed countries, a group to which, at least ostensibly, the United States of America belongs.

Don't you just love when people compare USA to the, say, Burundi, Kenya, Jamaica, or Honduras.