Man killed in shooting along St. Charles Avenue parade route, police say


21, is wanted on suspicion of second-degree murder after the shooting near the parade route about 4:35 the 2100 block of St. Charles Avenue.

A search of criminal court records in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish doesn't reveal any priors for Dingle. NOPD homicide detectives identified Dingle as the alleged shooter and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Dingle and the unidentified victim were involved in a verbal altercation before Dingle pulled out a gun and opened fire, according to the NOPD.

The coroner says 29-year-old Maurice Williams was shot Thursday near the Mardi Gras parade route.

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Two men were injured and one was killed in two separate shootings just off the Uptown parade route during the Tuesday afternoon truck parades ...

Although many people associate Mardi Gras with women flashing their breasts for plastic bead necklaces, that bawdiness occurs mostly in the French Quarter, often from Bourbon Street balconies. The gunfire struck a bystander in the head and one of the individuals who was part of the group in the leg. A man who police believe was shot twice was rushed to the hospital.

The third shooting began as people celebrated Tuesday night at a house party in the Lower 9th Ward, about 3 kilometres from the parade route. Witnesses described a fusillade of bullets. The gunfire shattered its windows, flattened its front tires and left more than a dozen bullet holes in the driver's door.

New Orleans police said a group of people got into a fight and one of the individuals fired several gunshots. At that scene and outside the family home of some of the victims a few blocks away, mourners were still wearing festive Mardi Gras shirts and hats.