Shots were fired near the intersection of LaSalle Street and MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Five teenaged boys were injured by gunfire near a New Orleans intersection where a parade celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday had passed earlier.
The shots that rang out shortly after 1PM at the intersection of LaSalle Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard were fired from a white, two-door sedan.
The victims were 17 and 18-years old and none of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening.
Surveillance video from a store showed the car driving up to the group. An occupant shot at the teenagers from the car's sunroof before the vehicle sped away.
Authorities do not believe the shooting was related to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march that passed the area about a half-hour prior to the shooting.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters on the scene, "It's the state of affairs in our nation that young men do not heed the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, which was a message of peace."