Just as the mainstream media, the Department of Justice and Louisiana officials turn all of their attention to the police shooting death of Alton Sterling, five people were killed across the city of New Orleans in less than six hours.
According to a WDSU report, five individuals were reported dead across the city, which included areas such as Mid City, the Marigny and Central City.
Here’s the specifics on each of those deaths from WDSU:
The first unclassified death was reported just before 8 a.m. in the 4200 block of Bienville Street. Officials said a 28-year-old woman was found unresponsive by a friend.
Police were notified just after 9:30 a.m. about a man found dead by his roommate in the 2000 block of Decatur Street.
The third unclassified death was reported just after 9:50 a.m. in the 2000 block of Milan Street. A 51-year-old woman was found dead inside her home by a maintenance worker and his coworkers, police said.
The fourth unclassified death was reported just before 10 a.m. in the 14900 block of Hayne Boulevard. Police found a man’s body next to the lake. Investigators believe that the body might be that of a person who was reported missing on Sunday.
Investigators said the fifth unclassified death was reported just after 1:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Rev. John Raphael Jr. Way. A 45-year-old man was found unresponsive in the backyard of a home.
Meanwhile, Gov. John Bel Edwards called on the federal Justice Department to investigate a case in which Sterling was caught on video footage being allegedly shot by two Baton Rouge Police officers, causing a national outrage.