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7 People, Including Baby, Shot On Parade Route - New Orleans

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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 07:20 PM
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7 People, Including Baby, Shot On Parade Route - New Orleans


www.wdsu.com

Seven people were shot Tuesday along the Mardi Gras parade route in uptown New Orleans, and police arrested two suspects, according to police and emergency officials.

The shooting happened at St. Charles Avenue and 2nd Street just before 2 p.m., while truck parades continued to roll in the area
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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 07:20 PM
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St. Charles Ave. is the nicest area of New Orleans, what a shame that a much needed time of celebration without violence was lost. The fact that a baby was also shot, will be big news and not good for the city.



Emergency officials initially reported that six people were shot, but New Orleans police spokesman Garry Flot said in a news release Tuesday evening that seven people were injured. They include three men ages 50, 33, and 20; two women ages 17 and 20; a 15-year-old boy and a 20-month-old boy.

We were here watching the parade. I heard the shots. I thought it was fireworks," said witness Sam Stiltner. "I turned around and everybody was running."

Young said several New Orleans police officers were nearby when the shootings happened, so officers were able to quickly make arrests. Officers also recovered three guns at the scene, Young said.

The shooting had parade-goers shaken up.

"I just went and grabbed my daddy and held him as tight as I could," said Stiltner's daughter, Kendall. "I thought I was going to get shot."

Even with two people in custody, Stiltner said the weight of the shooting on Fat Tuesday is too much to bear.

"I have not been down here in 22 years," Stiltner said. "I ain't coming back. This was supposed to be the safe area, but it ain't safe."


As much as I would love to take my daughter down to experience Mardi Gras, I would not feel we would be safe enough to do that. I loved Mardi Gras, I grew up there for the first part of my life, and can not remember ever having a problem during Mardi Gras.

When my daughter and I were there, this last New Years, I thought there was gunfire - right by where we were and I rushed her back to our car to get out of the city.

It really is a shame that Mardi Gras was marred by this. New Orleans is a GREAT city, that I will ALWAYS Love, but I don't feel particularly safe in anymore.



www.wdsu.com
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[edit on 24-2-2009 by questioningall]



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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Who takes a baby to Mardi Gras? Is next years trip going to Las Vegas and having them pick out an escort from one of the flyers? Nice example of selfish parenting. People want adult vacations but can't afford a babysitter. So do the right thing and go to Disneyworld.

Did they say who did the shooting and why?

[edit on 24-2-2009 by nixie_nox]



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:13 PM
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It's sad that two complete idiots had to go and ruin Mardi Gras. I hope they spend a very long time in jail for this.

I've haven't had a chance to go to Mardi Gras, though I've always wanted to, but I've always been under the impression that there is a lot of drinking that goes on. I don't understand the logic in taking a baby around that.

Edit: Spelling..

[edit on 24-2-2009 by Jenna]



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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Are you serious, 2 idiots start shooting and you blame the bystanders ?????



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:36 PM
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I cannot help but think about all of the anti-gun propaganda that comes to attention after EVERY shooting.

Just makes ya wonder sometimes.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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Who says they were tourist that were shot? People have babies there all the time, especially if you live there! Even if they were tourist, Mardi Gras is a "family event", it is not just the "wild" time - people think of.

You are thinking the "Bourbon St." part of New Orleans, NOT the parade part.

St. Charles is about the safest place to watch a parade!! Mardi Gras is ALSO a family time, of enjoying parades during THE DAY!

This happened at 2pm during the daylight and FAMILY time of Mardi Gras.

So harping that parents had their kids there, is unfair.

People have the misconception that Mardi Gras and the parades are like being on Bourbon St. THAT IS WRONG!

We went to Mardi Gras has young kids, it is a family time that is fun.

It is not as wild as you may think...... so I will ask, has anyone here EVER taken their small kids to parades that happen in your community?

Well guess what..... it is the same in New Orleans, you take kids to parades!



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:48 PM
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Originally posted by Jenna
I've haven't had a chance to go to Mardi Gras, though I've always wanted to, but I've always been under the impression that there is a lot of drinking that goes on. I don't understand the logic in taking a baby around that.


There is a lot of drinking, but that is usually at night on Bourbon street.

The day time parade is like any street parade, it's a family affair....

www.flickr.com...




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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:59 PM
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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 09:04 PM
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Ahh, thanks for the info! As I said, I've never had the opportunity to go so I didn't know how family-friendly any of it would be.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 09:18 PM
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While this could be an isolated incident, it is my belief that M Kultra MC programs are prevalent in every area, including rural ones, are just below the surface of our modern day world, and that this incident, probably like most, happened to influence disarmament of citizens.

[edit on 24-2-2009 by mystiq]



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by mystiq
While this could be an isolated incident, it is my belief that M Kultra MC programs are prevalent in every area, including rural ones, are just below the surface of our modern day world, and that this incident, probably like most, happened to influence disarmament of citizens.

[edit on 24-2-2009 by mystiq]


You are right.

Gangs and young thugs are showing up with guns that you can't buy in a gun store and they could not afford in three life times.

This is just some more of their evil manipulations to have the American puppets following their lead.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by LostNemesis
I cannot help but think about all of the anti-gun propaganda that comes to attention after EVERY shooting.

Just makes ya wonder sometimes.


I don't think the suspects got their guns legally. I also don't agree to letting the thugs have guns and we law-abiding citizens don't.

Anti-gun is pro-thugs, that's the irony of it.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 12:34 AM
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New Orleans has highest crime rate in country, national study says by Brendan McCarthy, The Times-Picayune Monday November 24, 2008,

www.nola.com...

Sad but true.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 12:35 AM
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Huh?

Why shouldn't parents be able to take children to festivals without fear that they will be shot? Kids come to the Notting Hill carnival in the UK every year.

This is what's wrong with the world.

Blame parents for taking children to a place instead of blaming the people holding the guns.

[edit on 25/2/09 by AngelInterceptor]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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This is terrible news, and as for children going to a parade in a US city on one of its biggest holidays? Quit with the holier than thou BS!

It has nothing to do with a good old fashion family past time and EVERYthing to do with the stupidity of insanity.

This is going to be one of the reasons we lose gun rights, was this a planned set up? Mind control? MKultra? The domestic terror we have all been waiting to see transpire?

Usually when one psychotic incident happens there are several more to follow which get worse and worse, remember back in the late seventies or early eighties, the psyco's running down people on the sidewalks, or the gunmen walking into fast food restaurants? They seem to all try and out do each other. And it is the media by and large that aid in the events unfolding.

A 15 year old boy! A Baby! God bless them and their families.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 01:09 AM
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from our local (New Orleans) news:


Of the seven victims, two were listed in serious condition late Tuesday. They are both men around 20 who were shot in the abdomen, according to Jeb Tate with New Orleans EMS.

The five others suffered less serious wounds, according to police and EMS. They include a 20-month-old boy with a graze wound to the back; a 17-year-old girl shot in the thigh; a 50-year-old woman shot in the elbow; a 15-year-old boy with a graze wound to his back and a 30-year-old man with a graze wound to the thigh.


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By early Tuesday evening, police booked the two suspects, who were apprehended at Carondelet and Second streets. Bouyelas said three guns were taken from the two men, identified as 20-year-old Mark Brooks and 18-year-old Louis Lazone. Each was booked with seven counts of attempted first-degree murder.


from an eye witness


I was there, not more than 100 feet away. We saw the thugs (8-10 of them all black, 17-21 years old, dreadlocks, flatbrimmed caps, and athletic starter jackets) walk by us (my friend, from out of town) had just said, "let's sit on the curb and people-watch). Another out-of-town friend said "is that a gang?" I replied in the affirmative. Not more than 1 minute later, we heard what sounded like fireworks and saw people start to run.


It is crazy, it seems there was absolutely no motive for this, these gang punks for no reason what so ever decided to start shooting into the crowd.

Makes me embarrassed of my city



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:17 AM
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This is so sad. Why do idiots have to go and ruin events like this? I hope they stay in jail for a long time. As for someone bringing their child, what the hell is up with that? You don't bring a child to something like that. People need to grow up.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:31 AM
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You take kids to parades.Thats what you do!
Get it, got it, good.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by redhatty
Makes me embarrassed of my city


Oh, no. It's not a stain on the city. You have a beautiful and culturally rich city. The embarrassment belongs to those who shot the people and no one else. It's hard to imagine what would compel someone to ruin this event and people's lives.

This is very sad and my thought are with the victims.

nixie_nox, this happened at 2 PM at the parade. Lots of children go there. It's not Bourbon Street (which is where the wild things are).



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