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NOPD: 5 shot along MLK parade route


New Orleans, La. - Five people were shot Monday afternoon at the intersection of MLK and Lasalle Street.

The shooting happened around 1:15 p.m., about 30 minutes after the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march passed the location.

All the victims were gathered around a store at the intersection.  They are males between 17 and 18 years of age, and are none of their wounds are thought to be life threatening.  The identities of the victims have not been released.

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said at least one shooter was seen fleeing in a late-model white vehicle.  Serpas called the shooting "completely unprovoked."

NOPS spokeswoman Remi Braden said surveillance video from the store shows a white car driving up to the group. An occupant shot at the group from the car's sunroof before the car drove off.

Police hoped to release the video later Monday

Call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 if you have any information that can help detectives.

This report includes content from the Associated Press (Copyright 2013.  All Rights Reserved).

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