300 People Have Been Shot In New Orleans So Far This Year

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.

On Wednesday afternoon, an armored truck employee was killed by gunfire outside a Mid-City bank when he and a colleague were attacked by at least two people, police said
How bad is the crime problem in New Orleans? It is shut down the Interstate bad.
A man suffering from a gunshot wound was dropped off at New Orleans East Hospital by a private vehicle Thursday (June 1), according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Police determined the shooting took place at Interstate 10 West at Bullard Avenue, NOPD spokeswoman Ambria Washington said in an email sent at 12:44 p.m. She added that I-10 is “completely shut down” from Bullard Avenue to I-510 West until further notice.

Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis had solid alibis. So did P.G.T. Beauregard.

Crime is out of control in New Orleans. While Mitch Landrieu is taking his self-congratulatory tour of the national media, maybe a national reporter should ask him about crime. It might be the only way he would take it seriously.

There is also a problem with property crime in the city. Finally, there is the problem with monuments being vandalized in the city by anarchists.

Maybe there were bigger problems than old Confederate monuments in New Orleans. We would think that residents are more concerned about not getting shot than whose statues are in the city.

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