How safe are American tourists cities like New Orleans these days. Mardi Gras is supposed to be a fun event for tourists visiting this French American City. During tonights Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans one celebrator died and another ended up in critical condition in the hospital. This followed a shooting in front of a Popeyes restaurant near the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and Erato Street, on the opposite side of the neutral ground where the floats pass. The Muses parade was about halfway through when shots rang out, witnesses said.
One male suspect is in custody after a brief chase by police and that the firearm used in the incident was retrieved.
Police barriers were set up at the scene while the parade floats continued to roll.