Man killed in shooting along St. Charles Avenue parade route, police say

Police say investigators have an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Eddie Dingle on a second-degree murder charge in that shooting.

People roamed the French Quarter in fancy costumes often sewn by hand, drinking cocktails and taking pictures of and with the other costumed revelers.

Families camped out from early in the morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders, while revellers took to the streets in elaborate or amusing costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, president Donald Trump and glamorous vampires.

New Orleans police are investigating separate fatal shootings Fat Tuesday near the parade route.

Police said Dingle and the victim had gotten into an argument in the moments leading up to the shooting, which occurred during the afternoon's truck parades.

Two more men were killed and three others were wounded later Tuesday evening after gunfire erupted outside a house party in the Lower 9th Ward about 8:10 p.m.

Carnival season started January 6 and comes to a close Fat Tuesday with festivities throughout New Orleans. A man who police believe was shot twice was rushed to the hospital.

Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said that five people were shot before driving to a petrol station in St Claude Avenue. The names and ages of the victims have not been released.

New Orleans police said a group of people got into a fight and one of the individuals fired several gunshots. Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital where he later died.

Michael Harrison didn't mince words as he stood at the scene of a second shooting near a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade. Group members decorated many of their floats this year to commemorate the city's 300th anniversary.

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