Mardi Gras Shooting: Second Suspect Arrested In Bourbon Street Attack
A second suspect in the Mardi Gras shooting on Bourbon Street has been arrested. The suspects are wanted for a quadruple shooting on Saturday during celebrations in New Orleans.
The 22-year-old suspect, Brandon Brown, turned himself in on Tuesday around 5 pm local time.
Brown’s arrest was preceded by the arrest of 23-year-old Deron Bridgewater, who turned himself in after he saw himself on television, reports ABC News.
It is not yet clear if either suspect has an attorney yet. Brown was booked on Tuesday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Police are also looking for a person of interest in the case identified as “Landon.” Authorities stated that an argument involving the suspects and a victim led up to the shooting.
Of the four wounded, two were men and two were women, notes The New York Times. Three of them have been released from the hospital. The remaining victim, an 18-year-old male, was the intended target. He underwent surgery and is now in stable condition.
The shooting was captured on video by a bystander. It shows several people roaming the street in costumes, celebrating Mardi Gras, before the shooting broke out.
New Orleans is no stranger to violent crime including gun violence. The rates have soared since Hurricane Katrina devastated the iconic city in 2005.
The Mardi Gras shooting happened around 9:30 pm outside a strip club after two men and the 18-year-old victim began arguing. Neither suspect has criminal history in Orleans Parish, according to court records.
It is unclear who the person of interest in the case is.
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