At least four, and possibly five people were shot today during a parade honoring slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) “officers are investigating a report of four people shot near Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Lasalle Street moments after the parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. had passed,” WGNO reported minutes ago.
WDSU-TV: Victims in New Orleans shooting are 5 teens or young men, none of the injuries are life-threatening
— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) January 21, 2013
“One thing we in New Orleans have to do is to pray that we become a city of peace and there is no more violence on the streets of America,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a speech during the Martin Luther King festivities.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned.
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