NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE, CNN (USA), REUTERS
NEW ORLEANS - Police have arrested the main suspect in the New Orleans Mother's Day shooting that left 19 people wounded last Sunday.
Nineteen-year-old Akein Scott had been on the run for three days. New Orleans police spokesman Garry Flot told Reuters that Scott was arrested late Wednesday in the Little Wood neighborhood of eastern New Orleans.
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Scott was identified as a suspect Monday after camera surveillance footage of the shooting was released, CNN reports.
It was the third holiday occasion this year when guns have been fired into crowds: A January 21 shooting near a Martin Luther King Day parade left five wounded. Four people were hurt in a February Mardi Gras attack, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.