1 Dead In Mardi Gras Parade Shooting

Gunfire erupted at a Mardi Gras parade in Louisiana, leaving one man dead. Police have identified a suspect and were searching for him.

Authorities say 27-year-old Dewayne Milton Smith was killed Sunday afternoon during the Plaquemine Community Parade in Plaquemine, which is roughly 80 miles west of New Orleans. No one else was injured.

The Advocate reports that police were searching for 25-year-old Akeem O. Gailes in connection with the killing. Investigators say the shooting followed an argument in the street.

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Revelers throw beads from a balcony in French Quarter in New Orleans.

Tuesday is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. The advance celebrations are known as Carnival.