Mardi Gras: Let the good times roll!

by Fredrick Graves February 17, 2018, 9:22
Mardi Gras: Let the good times roll!

Later, the New Orleans Police Department said it was investigating the shooting deaths of two men on Tuesday night just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day.

Tens of thousands of revelers descended on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras capped the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary. Police are still searching for suspects and have released an image of a suspect taken from surveillance footage.

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.

Police said Dingle and the victim had gotten into an argument in the moments leading up to the shooting, which occurred during the afternoon's truck parades.

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Deputy Superintendent Paul Noel told WGNO-TV that one man was shot in the head and is in critical condition, and another man was shot in the leg and is stable. Three other victims were transported to the hospital in private vehicles.

The 30-year-old victim of the homicide has not yet been publicly identified. The wounded were ages 23, 26 and 25. Residents can also report information to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward. Dingle is suspected of fatally shooting a man Tuesday after a fight broke out near the city's traditional parade route.

A float rider with the The Krewe of Endymion Parade holds out beads during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10 February 2018.

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