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Arrests Made in New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade Shooting

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Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — Two brothers are under arrest in connection with last Sunday’s Mother’s Day parade shooting in New Orleans that left 19 people wounded.

Shawn Scott, 24, was taken into custody on Thursday while his 19-year-old brother, Akein Scott, was apprehended late Wednesday.  Each faces 20 counts of attempted murder and both are being held on $10 million bond.

Meanwhile, four other people were arrested and charged with hiding the two suspects from police.

Police say the Scott brothers opened fire during a second-line parade that follows a brass band.  Approximately 400 people were taking part in the event when gun shots rang out, causing a stampede.

A video taken at the scene apparently showed Akein Scott fleeing the scene following the shooting.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Akein Scott has previous arrests on gun and drug charges and was already free on $15,000 bail when he allegedly opened fire on the parade.

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