Six Injured in Mardi Gras Shooting

Six people, including an infant have been shot on the Mardi Gras parade route in New Orleans.

The shootings occurred just after the last formal parade float had passed at 1:40pm local time (Tuesday), but still while support truck floats were passing.

Witnesses said that the shooting should like fireworks going off, suggesting that there was more than one shooter involved.

Witness Toni Labat told Nola.com “Everybody was petrified. They hit the ground, the floats stopped, everybody on the floats ducked.”

Victims were taken to local hospitals.

Two male suspects were arrested shortly after the incident.