Three people were killed and at least seven others were injured after two gunmen opened fire at a daiquiri shop in New Orleans on Saturday night.
The suspects remain at large after they “appeared to fire indiscriminately” into a crowd, New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison said just after midnight on Sunday.
“Two individuals clothed with what we believed to be hoods … approached from behind, right in front of the daiquiri shop right behind us and opened fire one with, we believe, a rifle and one with a handgun on the crowd, ” Harrison said, according to NBC News.
“We believe they actually stood over one of the individuals and fired multiple rounds and then after that fled.”
Two bodies could be seen in front of Chicken & Watermelon restaurant on Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, the Times-Picayune reported.
The chaotic scene included a woman screaming “that’s my son. Someone please talk to me. Tell me what happened to my son,” according to the newspaper.
“That’s my baby,” a woman was heard shouting. “I’m going to kill them. I’m going to kill them. They took my child, I’m going to kill them.”
The shooting took place about three miles from the French Quarter in New Orleans.
“This has to be personal,” the police chief said. “Firing indiscriminately into a crowd, shooting 10 people, killing three — that’s personal. It doesn’t get more personal and we take it personal. So whoever did this, you should know that the law enforcement community takes it personal, so we’re coming for you.”
Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement that “there is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence.”
“I speak for everyone in our City when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, & we have had more than enough,” the mayor said.
“Three more lives — gone. It has to end. It’s unacceptable anywhere.”
It seems like the world gets scarier by the day.