New Orleans Was A War Zone Yesterday

Yesterday, just a few days after Mayor Mitch Landrieu discussed violent crime, New Orleans was plagued with a string of violent crime.

Basically, Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey C. Rouse summed it up pretty perfectly on Twitter.

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Between 4 pm and 9:30 pm yesterday on July 2, there were four shootings and then later there was another shooting in the Harvey area.

Altogether, there were five shootings yesterday in the city, leaving three people killed and seven people injured.

Here’s a full list of the violent crime spree:

Around 4 p.m.: A 22-year-old man was shot while working on a home in Mid-City on North Salcedo Street, near the intersection of St. Peter Street. The New Orleans Police Department initially reported the victim died but later clarified he was rushed into surgery in critical condition.
**Update, 9:40 a.m. Friday: NOPD said the man has died.

Sometime after 5 p.m.: A 34-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed in the 3900 block of Hollygrove Street.

Around 8:15 p.m.: Two people — a man and a woman – were shot in Central City near the intersection of Fourth Street and LaSalle Avenue. The man was later pronounced dead. The woman was listed in critical condition.

Around 9:30 p.m.: A 21-year-old woman sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the thigh near the intersection of Thalia and South Saratoga Street.

Time unknown: A man and a woman were shot in Harvey. No details on their conditions were provided.

The string of shootings comes just as the July 4th weekend holiday approaches and the city hosts the arts and cultural Essence Festival.

Just a few days before the shootings, Landrieu sat down with a writer from The Atlantic and mentioned that New Orleans is just as safe for tourists as any other city.

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