Suspect in violent New Orleans block party shooting that wounded 17 people ... - New York Daily News
Handout . / Reuters/REUTERS Joseph Moe Allen is wanted as a suspect in the New Orleans shooting that left 17 wounded.
The suspect in a horrifying gunfight that left 17 people wounded in New Orleans turned himself over to authorities Saturday, but he refused to talk about the shooting.
Joseph (Moe) Allen, 32, was named by New Orleans investigators as one of the suspects sought for the violent shootout on Sunday.
He will face 17 counts of attempted murder, but investigators said Allen won't speak about the allegations against him.
The suspects prior rap sheet includes everything from home invasion to carjacking to drug possession, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
Allen and an unknown number of accomplices allegedly opened fire in Bunny Friend Park as it teemed with hundreds of people filming a music video at a 6 p.m. block party.
Investigators avoided questions about the identity of the music group filming the video and whether the shootout was gang-related, although they did reveal that Allen had ties to a known gang leader.
Michael DeMocker/AP Officials remove a man from the scene following a shooting in New Orleans on Sunday.
Ten of the wounded were under 21-years-old and the youngest was just 10-years-old, according to the paper.
None of the victims have life-threatening wounds.
"We are so glad that it wasn't worse," said police Superintendent Michael Harrison.
Even though the park was crowded, police said they still hadnt received any videos of the shoot-out.
And everyone knows there are lots, said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Michael DeMocker/AP People await transport to a hospital after a shooting in Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans.
"We need videos. We need photos. We need people to come forward," Harrison said.
The mayor was confident that there would be more suspects to be identified.
"This is just the first shoe to drop," he said.
"We are going to do everything we can to make sure all the other shoes drop as well."
With Nicole Hensley
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