Car hits New Orleans crowd, injures 28
NEW ORLEANS — A vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans on Saturday night, injuring 28 people, police said.
Police Chief Michael Harrison said a suspect was in custody and being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison was asked twice by the media if terrorism was suspected. While he didn’t say “no,” he did say the case appeared to be related to drunken driving.
“We suspect that that subject was highly intoxicated,” he said.
Twenty-one people were hospitalized after the crash, five of whom were in guarded condition. Seven other victims declined to be hospitalized, said Jeff Selder, the city’s emergency services director.
The victims range in age from as young as 3 or 4 years old to adults in their 30s and 40s, Selder said.
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