NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An organizer of the New Orleans neighborhood parade that ended in gunfire that wounded 19 people on Mother's Day says he's ecstatic over the arrests in the case.
Edward Buckner is president of the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club, which staged Sunday's parade of brass bands and street dancers. He says he's happy about the arrests as his group plans to re-stage the parade on June 1.
Nineteen-year-old Akein (AYE'-kin) Scott was arrested Wednesday night. His brother, 24-year-old Shawn Scott was arrested Thursday. Each faces 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder. Four people have been arrested as accessories.
Akein's bond in the shootings was set at $10 million. Shawn's first court appearance comes Friday morning.
Twenty people were hurt Sunday, including one who was hurt while fleeing.