Police Name Suspect In New Orleans’ Parade Shooting

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NEW ORLEANS – 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.

CBS affiliate WWL-TV reports Serpas added that search warrants were issued at three addresses connected to Scott. They’re asking the 19-year-old to turn himself in.

Police also said in a statement that Scott was previously arrested for Illegal Carrying of a Weapon, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Resisting an Officer, Contraband to Jail, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon While in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Heroin.

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