2 Dead In Mardi Gras Shooting
Two people were shot and killed in New Orleans during a Mardi Gras parade.
The shooting comes as officials have stepped up efforts to fight violent crime in the city. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu commended the police department for acting swiftly to apprehend the suspect, identified as John Hicks, 19 [pictured]…
One of the victims, 21-year-old Peter Dabney, died from a gunshot to the chest shortly after being rushed to a hospital. The second victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot in the neck and died hours later, the department said. His name has not yet been released.
Officers on the scene chased the suspect, took him into custody and recovered a gun that they saw him throw, police said.
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