Akein Scott arrested: Suspect in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting is caught by police
19-year-old had been named as a suspect
Police in New Orleans have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the Mother's Day shooting which wounded 19 people.
More than 100 people were thought to have been participating in the residential festival, on Frenchmen Street, in the north of the city, when several shots were fired.
Although there were no fatalities, police said that 19 people were injured, including two ten-year-olds.
Surveillance video of the shooting scene showed the crowd fleeing and some people falling down before a man in a white T-shirt and dark pants fled.
And on Monday police called for Akein Scott - who had been identified as a suspect - to turn himself in, offering a $10,000 (£6,500) reward in the case.
Today, the force's official Facebook page posted: "CAPTURED!...NOPD has arrested 19-year-old Akein Scott in connection with the shooting of 19 people on Mother's Day."
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said that Scott had been identified by multiple people as a shooter.
Serpas has said it was too early to say whether Scott was the only shooter. Earlier, police had said that three gunmen were involved and that at least two different weapons were used.
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