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Mr. Gibs    3,865
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/news/world-us-canada-22506029

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+The Evil Overlord    17,758

WTF is the world coming to?

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Richteralan    377

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

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Growled    3,880
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.

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Ph1b3r0pt1c    193

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.

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necroxd    57

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.

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Gerowen    1,120

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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Shiranui    1,700

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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Gerowen    1,120

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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Shiranui    1,700

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.

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Rippleman    2,701

Long live their 2A! God bless their guns!

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Art3x    81

Where is the moron with a car tumblr?

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Richteralan    377

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.

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shakey    1,126

More guns would have fixed this. Think about it. Shooter shoots. People in crowd have guns pull theirs out. One person shoots the original shooter. Another person see's that person and thinks they are the shooter, and shoots them. So on and so on, because in reality, when there are tons of people panicking, the best thing is to have them all armed and out for themselves. It wouldn't end in a massacre of gun owners who all accidentally shot someone, naaaaaaa.

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Shiranui    1,700

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

Hehe. Indeed.

For example, when it comes to denial of evolution, the best they can say is "at least we are better than Turkey..."

America has numerous good points, but on a great many issues, it has, perversely, far more in common with the Middle East and the developing world than it does with the rest of the Western world.

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