Shooting on Bacchus parade leaves 1 dead and 4 injured

A shooting on Bacchus Parade in New Orleans, that happened on Sunday night around 9.30 pm left 1 dead and injured 4 others. The parade happens to be one of the largest Mardi Gras parades that happen in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Shooting on Bacchus Parade – What exactly happened?

The shooting was reported at 9:30 p.m. police said, along the busy Uptown parade route. It’s a stretch, populated with bars, where large crowds assemble.

The Krewe of Bacchus started in 1968 and broke the mould on what it meant to be a traditional old-line Krewe. Some of their most notable floats are the Bacchawhoppa, Bacchasaurus and Bacchagator. The Bacchagator was the first multi-tandem float to roll in a Mardi Gras parade. The actual Mardi Gras parade is slated to be held on Tuesday, 21st February 2023.

The parade, a major event in Carnival season in the city, had been scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. Sunday. The law enforcement officials informed that they heard repeated gunshots and rushed to the scene, near St. Charles Avenue and Terpsichore Street. There, they found the five victims and two handguns.

In the Shooting on Bacchus Parade, one suspect has been apprehended in the nearby block but the police are yet to confirm if there are any other person who was involved in the shooting. A woman and 3 other people, possibly male were among those affected in the shootout.

Statements from the Law Enforcement Officials

Deputy Police Superintendent Hans Ganthier expressed disappointment and said local law enforcement was doing all it could to ensure a safe Mardi Gras this year after Shooting on Bacchus Parade.

“With the quick apprehension they made, they were able to keep the rest of the public safe, That said, this is really not something we wanted to see,” said a witness. “We really wanted it to be a safe Mardi Gras, and we continue to work toward that end.” responded one of the officers.


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