Suspect Arrested in New Orleans Playground Shooting That Wounded 17

Tim Stelloh, NBC News, November 29, 2015

A suspect was arrested Saturday in connection with a New Orleans playground shootout last week that left 17 people injured, including 11 teenagers and children, police said.

The man, Joseph Allen, 32, turned himself in after police released a photo and announced that he would be charged with 17 counts of first-degree attempted murder, NBC affiliate WDSU reported.

Joseph Allen

Joseph Allen

Allen is accused of firing into a crowd of several hundred people who had gathered early on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 22, at Bunny Friend Park, in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, for the filming of a music video.

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Police, who described the shooting as potentially gang-related and said that two “groups of individuals” opened fire on each other, are still seeking additional suspects.

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