18-year-old sought in connection to Mardi Gras Day shooting

Updated: Feb. 26, 2018 at 2:35 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is holding a news conference Monday morning regarding the shooting incidents along the parade route Mardi Gras Day.

The first incident happened at about 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of Union and Carondelet streets. Police Commander Paul Noel said a fight broke out among a group of people and shots were fired.

A juvenile male was shot in the leg. He was listed in stable condition. A second victim was shot in the head and remains unconscious at an area hospital.

A warrant was issued for Jerald Bordere, 18, of New Orleans East, in connection to the shooting.

According to NOPD, Bordere was identified as the shooter in the case, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest for two counts of attempted second degree murder, one count of illegal use of firearm at a parade route, and one count illegal use of fire arm.

Bordere has people helping him leave New Orleans, and may be enroute or in Texas, according to NOPD.

NOPD urges Bordere and the people helping him to step forward and turn themselves in.

Kentrell Howard, 17, surrendered to police last week and faces two counts of principal to attempted murder in connection to the case.

The NOPD previously released an image of three suspects wanted in connection with the double shooting in the 700 block of Union Street.

One man in the group allegedly produced a handgun and fired into the group, striking one victim in the leg and a second victim in the head. Both victims were transported to an area hospital by EMS.

A second shooting was reported at about 4:30 p.m. at St. Charles Avenue and Second Street, where another fight broke out and an adult male was shot and later died.

Eddie Dingle Jr. faces a charge of second degree murder in connection with the case.

Dingle's family is defending his actions, saying he acted in self defense.

Surveillance video showed the moments when the shots rang out on St. Charles and 2nd, causing revelers to scatter.

Dingle's father said at the parade one of his sons confronted Maurice Williams about an incident several days prior.

That is when his father said Williams became violent, striking his son. That led Dingle to try and step in when he was then allegedly struck with a pipe wrench.

Dingle's father said that's when his son shot and killed Williams.

Dingle's lawyer said despite being involved in the incident, police have not interviewed them but are still confident his client will be cleared of any wrong doing.

Dingle turned himself into police three days after the shooting.

His bond has set for $250,000.

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