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Shooting at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade kills one, injures another

Tragedy at Muses Parade in New Orleans.
Tragedy at Muses Parade in New Orleans. Image by Mark Gstohl / CC BY 2.0

One person has been killed and another injured at a shooting on Thursday night during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. The shooting occurred at the end of the Muses parade when a fight broke out between two people. A 21-year-old male later died of a gunshot wound and another 22-year-old male is in a critical condition in a local hospital. Parade-goers fled the scene following the shooting. Parades take place in New Orleans for several days before the day of Mardi Gras which is Tuesday. Read more: reuters.com