Mansour Mbodj, 21, of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States has been arrested. He is accused of opening fire during the parade of the 2023 Krewe of Bacchus.
Owen Brennan, Jr. founded the Krewe of Bacchus in New Orleans in 1968. Every year, the organization parades on the Sunday evening before the Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
The king of the 2023 Krewe of Bacchus is Adam Devine, 39, who was born in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. On October 9, 2021, he married Chloe Bridges, 31, who was born in Houma, Louisiana.
On February 19, 2023, Devine announced his reign as Bacchus LIV at Children’s Hospital New Orleans on Henry Clay Avenue in New Orleans. A young patient placed a Mardi Gras crown on “The Righteous Gemstones” star’s head.
At around 9:30 p.m., Mbodj allegedly shot five people during the Krewe of Bacchus parade near the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Terpsichore Street in New Orleans. One of the victims, a male between ages of 15 and 18, died in surgery.
Shortly after the shooting, New Orleans Police Department officers arrested Mbodj and booked him with illegal carrying of a weapon pending ballistics test results from two weapons confiscated at the scene. On February 20, 2023, the department announced that he was also charged with second-degree murder.
The other four victims Mbodj allegedly shot are three females aged 24, 22 and 4 and a male aged 19. They have all been released from the hospital.
It has yet to be confirmed whether or not Mbodj was the sole shooter. The New Orleans Police Department has yet to release his mugshot.
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