Bunny Friend Park shooting suspect’s mother offers alibi

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Court records: $1.7M bond for man accused of role in gunfight that wounded 17 in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS – Bond has been set at $1.7 million for a man police accuse of participating in a gunfight that wounded 17 people at a New Orleans playground after a neighborhood parade.Joseph “Moe” Allen, 32, was identified Friday by New Orleans Police Department as being involved in the shooting at a gathering with about 500 people in attendance at Bunny Friend Park Nov. 22. WVUE reported Allen has declined to speak with detectives about the incident and is being booked in jail on 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder. Photos of the scene showed emergency workers wheeling some of the wounded to ambulances on gurneys while other people who appeared to be in pain lay on the ground.

One said the shooting “sounded like New Year’s Eve all over again.” The paper reported that multiple witnesses saw a man with a silver machine gun fleeing the scene, but noted that the shooting continued as the man ran away. The Times-Picayune reports, citing Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office records, Allen is a convicted felon and has previously been charged with home invasion, carjacking, illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of cocaine and heroin.

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