Teen arrested for shooting 5 after Martin Luther King, Jr. parade
POSTED: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:49pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — A 15-year-old has been arrested for allegedly shooting five people during a drive-by shooting at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Police Department reports that the teen was among two or three other individuals in the car. As the vehicle approached the intersection of LaSalle and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, he allegedly fired the shots at a crowd of teenage boys.
Officials say the entire incident was caught on surveillance cameras. They say the shooting was the result of an ongoing feud between the young men.
The five shooting victims all survived the incident, which happened less than one hour after the parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had concluded.
The teen is currently charged with five counts of Battery. However, we’re told his charged could be upgraded to Attempted Murder.