NEW ORLEANS (CBS) -- 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.
“The work done by our Fifth District team is arguably some of the finest police work I’ve seen in my 12 years as a chief. Right after the first shot was fired yesterday afternoon, these officers knew exactly what to do and wasted no time getting to it”, Serpas said.
The investigation is still active and police can’t say if more people fired weapon’s at Sunday’s event.
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.