Police Name Suspect In New Orleans' Parade Shooting

By: AP/CBS (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP/CBS (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
New Orleans police address reporters at a press conference about Sunday's parade shooting. Picture on the podium shows suspect Akein Scott, 19. / WWL-TV

New Orleans police address reporters at a press conference about Sunday's parade shooting. Picture on the podium shows suspect Akein Scott, 19. / WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS Police are identifying a suspect in the shooting of 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Monday night that they were looking for 19-year-old Akein Scott. He says multiple people identified Scott as the shooter.

CBS affiliate WWL-TV reports Serpas added that search warrants were issued at three addresses connected to Scott. They're asking the 19-year-old to turn himself in.

Three gunshot victims remained in critical condition Monday, though their wounds didn't appear to be life-threatening. Most of the injured have been released from the hospital.

Video released earlier in the day shows a crowd gathered for a boisterous second-line parade Sunday suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground.

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