Not Even A Tropical Storm Can Stop Crime In New Orleans

Like most of the state, New Orleans has been battening down the hatches because of Tropical Storm Cindy. The storm has drenched the New Orleans area with rainfall.

However, the city’s crime problem continued even with the bad weather. First up, yet another motorist reported being shot at on I-10.

From WWL:

New Orleans Police are looking into claims from a Mississippi family that someone shot at their car while they were driving on Interstate 10.

If true, it would be the latest of several recent cases of gun violence on I-10.

With Tropical Storm Cindy showing its first signs in the city on Tuesday, the Dixon family started their trek back to Hattiesburg, MS, after an international vacation.

They were traveling down I-10 East, toward Slidell when, just after the High Rise, their car hydroplaned slightly.  Then they heard a strange sound.

“We didn’t know if the car to the right of us had bumped into us, so immediately we pulled over,” said Katie Dixon.

But that car continued driving and the area seemed too unsafe to get out, traffic-wise, so they decided to keep going until the first exit in Slidell.  That’s when they discovered the noise was two large bullet holes in the front right panel and a nick mark in the passenger door.

I-10 is a major Interstate highway. If the city cannot keep that safe, there is a major problem. Theoretically, it could shut down cross country travel.

But this was not the only incident of violence over the past couple of days. A woman who offered to give a group of people a ride home was carjacked Wednesday night.

New Orleans has some major problems with crime. Maybe Mitch Landrieu can take some more monuments down to distract the city.

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