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Police arrest suspect in Mother’s Day shooting

NEW ORLEANS – The suspect in a Mother’s Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded in New Orleans was taken into custody Wednesday night, police said.

Akein Scott, 19, was arrested in the Little Woods section of eastern New Orleans, police department spokeswoman Remi Braden said. She said additional details would not be available until today.

Police previously said Scott had an arrest record involving drug and weapon charges. He was due in court today on a felony weapons charge.

Video released Monday showed a crowd gathered for the Sunday parade suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man in a white T-shirt and dark pants who turns and runs out of the picture.

Police said they identified the suspect from the surveillance camera images.

Two children were among those wounded.


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