New Orleans Police Arrest Second Suspect in Mother's Day Parade Shooting

Published 05/16 2013 02:33PM

Updated 05/16 2013 02:41PM

New Orleans police said Thursday that they had arrested a second suspect in a shooting rampage that left 19 people injured at a Mother's Day parade.

Police identified the suspect as Shawn Scott, 24. His brother, Akein, was arrested late Wednesday and ordered held Thursday on $10 million bond. Each faces 20 counts of attempted murder, police said.

Akein Scott, the first suspect arrested by New Orleans police in a shooting at a parade Sunday.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said four other people were arrested and charged with harboring the brothers.

The wounded at the parade included two 10-year-old children, a boy and a girl. Surveillance footage captured a man stepping into the street, opening fire on the crowd and running away.

On Monday, Serpas named Akein Scott as a suspect, flashed a photo of him and warned: "We know more about you than you think." He said Scott had previous arrests on gun and drug charges and was free on $15,000 bail.

The victims were marching in what is known as a second line parade, common in New Orleans: A brass band plays while marching in the streets, while a "second line" of people follows the band, celebrating.

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