19 people, including two children, have been injured after a gunmen opened fire on a Mother's Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The incident happened at about 14:00 Central Daylight Time at the intersection of Frenchmen and Villere streets. 10 men, seven women, a 10-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were wounded by gunfire.

Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters that whilst some injures were severe, none are likely to prove fatal.

"Three to four people are in surgery right now and we have no indication of what their condition is, but we also have no indications at this time, and it's preliminary, that anyone will perish from today's events."

It remains unclear what sparked the shooting at the parade, with police saying that shots were fired from different guns and that three suspects were seen fleeing the area.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner