NOPD identify one supsect in playground shooting

Joseph "Moe" Allen (Photo Credit: NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS (WWLTV) — Police identified one of the suspects believed to be responsible for a mass shooting at a New Orleans playground that left injured 17 people.

Detectives identified 32-year-old Joseph “Moe” Allen as one of the suspects involved in the shooting. According to the NOPD, Allen will be charged with 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder once he is arrested.

On Nov. 22, several gunmen opened fire at Bunny Friend playground in the 1900 block of Gallier Street.

“Around 6:15 p.m., several hundred people were gathered at the playground for a block party when witnesses say at least two groups of individuals began shooting at each other,” said a statement from police. “Witnesses told police that the suspects left the park on foot immediately after the shooting. Fifth District officers, who were already on their way to the playground to break up the crowd after learning of the event, arrived immediately after the shooting occurred.

Allen is only suspect sought by police, and authorities are asking for the public to come forward with any information that will lead to the identification and arrest of the remaining shooters.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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