Suspects in Mother’s Day New Orleans shooting arrested

Following the Mother's Day shooting in New Orleans, local PD worked tirelessly to identify and capture the shooter. As of May 16, 2013 at 4 p.m., officers have arrested 24-year-old Shawn Scott, and his brother 19-year-old Akein Scott. Akein was arrested on Wednesday night and appeared before a magistrate judge Thursday who set his bond at $10 million, reports Fox News.

Investigators believe the Scott brothers worked together in the shooting, which injured 20 people at the annual Mother's Day parade. According to the news source, four other people have been arrested in relation to the shooting for harboring the suspects. 

Both suspects have a history of arrest. Using photographs taken from surveillance video, police were able to identify the motions of the shooter until they were able to get a clear look at him. 

The incident demonstrated the need of local public safety forces to remain vigilant and well trained to handle mass casualty events. While 20 people were injured, thankfully there have been no fatalities. Law enforcement was able to calm the crowd, triage the scene and obtain surveillance video. Using skilled interviewing techniques, officers quickly identified and took the suspect and his brother into custody.

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