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Police arrest suspect in Mardi Gras Day quintuple shooting

KeNDall Barnes faces 2 counts of 2ND degree murder and 3 counts of attempted 2nd degree murder. He is the 1st person to face charges in the quintuple shooting that unfolded on Mardi Gras day. According to court documents, police believe Barnes was one of several shooter who opened fire on a vehicle near St. Claude and Andry Streets. 5 people inside or near the vehicle were shot.

26 year old Jamar Robinson and 21 year old Byron Jackson both died. Family members told FOX 8, they were attending a large gathering Mardi Gras day on St. Claude Avenue when a group of men walked up and started shooting. Jackson’s family heard the gunshots and ran to the scene.

“We started running down there. When I got to the car, he was just breathing and he was still alive,” says Carolyn Jackson.

“He fought to till the end,” says Kendricka Jackson.

Kendall Barnes made his 1st appearance in court. A judge set his bond at 1.75 million dollars.

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