SAD: 19 People Shot In New Orleans On Mother's Day

Sup Travellers? Things aren't looking too good these days in the US. I'm sure we can all recall a bunch of recent incidents that can justify what I just stated. Well there's now another thing to add to the list of tragedies in the US, called the Mother's Day shootings. Some may not call it a tragedy because no one died, but I beg to differ because the intentions of the gunmen were of a tragic nature.

According to reports from The Times Picayune, at least 19 people, including two 10-year-old children, were injured when gunmen opened fire on marchers in a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans yesterday. No fatalities have been reported, but three victims are in critical condition. Police believe three suspects and at least two different weapons were involved. The suspects—one of whom is described as 18 to 22 years old with short hair, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans—were seen fleeing after the incident and are still at large.


A police spokeswoman says many of the victims, including the two children, were grazed by bullets that ricocheted. "At this point, there are no fatalities, and most of the wounds are not life-threatening," she says. "This is an extremely unusual occurrence, and we're confident that we will make swift arrests." The FBI says it believes the shootings were "street violence," not an act of terrorism, the AP reports. Investigators aren't sure if the gunmen were shooting at random or targeting particular people in the "second line" parade—a New Orleans tradition in which participants walk or dance behind the main band.

Now, i'm pissed. Big Mother's Day and this happened. How heartless can you be? I've grown to understand that asking how heartless people can be is an invalid question. We just must understand that there are many heartless people on this earth and we need to take proper precautions against them. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.