Local media WWLTV reports that at least twelve people have been shot at a Mother's Day parade. It's understood that the youngest victim of the shooting is ten-years-old.
Police report that up to three people are believed to be in a critical condition in hospital.
NBC understands that there are no fatalities as a result of the shooting.
At least a dozen people have been shot during the Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, Reuters reports citing WWL-TV.
New Orleans residents are preparing for tropical storm Isaac as it moves closer to the city that is still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Seven years ago tomorrow, Katrina swept through New Orleans killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage.