New Orleans’s shooting rate is already well ahead of last year’s. So far this year, 300 people have been shot in the city.
From The Advocate:
Two shootings Wednesday in New Orleans left two people dead and one injured as the city reached the grim milestone of 300 shooting victims for 2017.
Jeff Asher, a New Orleans-based crime statistics analyst, said May 31 was early to reach 300 victims compared with recent years.
The city hit the 300 mark on Aug. 3 in 2016 and Aug. 1 in 2015, Asher said.