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Police ID Suspect In New Orleans Mass Shooting

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File photo of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (R) accompanied by NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas.  (credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

File photo of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (R) accompanied by NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas. (credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police are identifying a suspect in the shooting of 19 people during a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Monday night that they were looking for 19-year-old Akein Scott. He says multiple people identified Scott as the shooter.

Three gunshot victims remained in critical condition Monday, though their wounds didn’t appear to be life-threatening. Most of the injured have been released from the hospital.

Video released earlier in the day shows a crowd gathered for a boisterous second-line parade Sunday suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground.

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