Twelve people are being treated for gunshot wounds following a shootout at a second line parade on Mother’s Day in New Orleans.
The youngest victim in the surprise attack was 10 years old, according to a local resident.
Over 300 people were participating in the residential festival, on Frenchmen Street, in the north of the city, when several shots were fired.
The incident occurred around 2pm local time on Sunday.
Nine people were immediately taken to University Hospital by emergency responders, eight of whom had gunshot wounds, according to local channel WWLTV.
One more was injured in an attempt to escape from the shooting.