NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The NOPD has identified one of the suspects believed to be responsible for a shooting incident at Bunny Friend playground that injured 17 people.
The suspect, identified as Joseph "Moe" Allen, 32, is wanted on 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder.
The shooting happened on Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the 1900 block of Gallier Street.
Through their investigation, detectives identified Allen as one of the suspects involved in the shooting. Once he is apprehended, Allen will be charged with 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Around 6:15 p.m., several hundred people were gathered at the playground for a block party when witnesses say at least two groups of individuals began shooting at each other.
Witnesses told police that the suspects left the park on foot immediately after the shooting. Fifth District officers, who were already on their way to the playground to break up the crowd after learning of the event, arrived immediately after the shooting occurred.
Police believe several other suspects were involved in the incident and continue to ask the public to come forward with any information that will lead to the identification and arrest of the remaining shooters.
"We are working quickly and aggressively to track down everyone involved in this senseless shooting," said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. "This is just the beginning, and we will not rest until we take every suspect involved off of our streets."
Fifth District Detectives are in charge of the on-going investigation and can be contacted at 658-6050.