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UPDATE: NOPD: 17 wounded at New Orleans parade shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The FBI says that the shootings of 17 people at a neighborhood Mother's Day parade in New Orleans appear to be street violence, and not terrorism-related.
FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said federal investigators have no indication that the shooting was an act of terrorism.
She says: "It's strictly an act of street violence in New Orleans."
New Orleans police say that gunmen opened fire on a second-line procession. They say the wounds were mostly not life-threatening.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police say 17 people have been wounded in a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday.
Police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an email that many of the 17 victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren't life-threatening. No deaths were reported.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters that a 10-year-old girl grazed by a bullet was among those wounded in the shooting around 2 p.m. She was in good condition. He said three or four people were in surgery, but he didn't have their conditions.
Officers were interspersed among the hundreds of marchers, which is routine for an event like it.
Second-line parades are loose processions in which people dance down the street, often following behind a brass band.
AP Radio reporter Jackie Quinn in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.