Carnival season, which starts on January 6, draws about 1 million visitors and pumps about 840 million dollars (£604 million) into the city's economy, according to the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.
"Shooting Uptown at Second and St. Charles we have identified the perpetrator and now have arrest warrant for that person who was actually a known acquaintance with the victim at that parade", said NOPD Chief Michael Harrison.
Police spokesperson Ambria Washington said multiple suspects opened fire on a vehicle with five people inside.
After last year's Mardi Gras, critics had voiced their disapproval of the Comic Cowboys' float signage, and that is believed to be the reason for Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and City Councilman Joel Daves leaving the organization.
A man was shot to death along the St. Charles Avenue parade route late Tuesday afternoon, New Orleans police said.
Mardi Gras shootings leave three dead, several injured in New Orleans
Twenty-one-year-old Eddie Dingle is suspected of shooting and killing a man in the 2400 block of At.
Two people were wounded in the Central Business District on Mardi Gras Day after a fight broke out and gunfire went off near the parade route. A second victim died at a hospital.
Deputy Superintendent Paul Noel told WGNO-TV that one man was shot in the head and is in critical condition, and another man was shot in the leg and is stable. Witnesses described a fusillade of bullets. He got into an argument that turned into a fight with an acquaintance who pulled a gun, police said. Police tape surrounded the area as dozens of people looked on.
A police spokeswoman says five people were shot on Tuesday night, two men fatally, at a service station in the Lower 9th Ward. At that scene and outside the family home of some of the victims a few blocks away, mourners were still wearing festive Mardi Gras shirts and hats.
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