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New Orleans Reaches 400th Shooting Victim This Year


New Orleans saw a short respite from gun-related violence earlier this month, but unfortunately the city’s crime problem rages on. Jeff Asher, local crime analyst and the man behind NOLA Crime News, noted that two shootings yesterday mark New Orleans’ 400th gun-related victim in 2017 — the fastest the city has reached this bleak milestone in the past seven years. 

 


Fourth of July Marks Rare Shooting-Free 48 Hours in NOLA


Let's hand it to the power of the red, white, and blue. Whether due to some profound sense of patriotism or because there was lots to do between BBQs, music, and fireworks, but New Orleans saw a significant drop in crime during a 48-hour period around the Fourth of July.

 


The Shooting of Steve Scalise: Gun Control, Partisanship, and the State of Affairs


Louisiana representative Steve Scalise, along with two other Republican Washington cohorts, was shot Wednesday morning near the nation’s capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia during practice for the annual Republican-Democrat baseball game. Although reported to be in stable condition and good spirits after the shooting, he is now in critical-but-improving condition, having undergone three surgeries in as many days. The shooting suspect is the only one involved in the shooting to have died from his injuries so far, although others are in critical condition.


New Orleans Gun-Related Death On the Rise Over Last Three Years, Crime Analyst Says


Further proof that there’s a real crime problem in New Orleans. Jeff Asher, local crime analyst and the man behind NOLA Crime News, noted that the two shooting deaths yesterday have put the city’s gun-related violence rates far ahead of statistics in 2015 and 2016. 


Burglar on Bike Strikes Again


The mugger on a bicycle in St. Roch may be responsible for more than one two-wheeled hold-up, NOPD reported.


Crime: D'Don's Downtown Downfall


A man known only as “D’Don” allegedly perpetrated an aggravated assault at France and N. Villere Streets over a week ago. The victim reported the incident to NOPD this Sunday (8/24).


Attempted Armed Robber Shot on Westbank


Just a day after a man was found dead on Thayer Street, homicide detectives are investigating a separate shooting death in Algiers. Just before 10p.m. last night, a resident shot and killed an armed gunman attempting to rob his home, NOPD reported.


Man Shot on Westbank; Suspect Wanted in Shooting Over Phone Charger


Around 8p.m. last night, NOPD responded to a “man down” call in the 1100 block of Thayer Street on the Westbank. Officers found an unidentified male in the middle of the road, suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The victim passed away at the scene. 


Mayor Landrieu, Chief Serpas Address 9th Ward Shooting


The mood at the dedication of the Fifth District’s new police station was less than celebratory as Mayor Landrieu addressed New Orleans’ ongoing problem with gun violence and NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas discussed the investigation into Sunday night’s drive-by shooting in the Lower Ninth Ward that killed 2 and injured 5.


NOPD Seeks Person of Interest in Bourbon Street Shooting


Police are looking for 20-year-old Justin Odom, whom they identified as the person of interest in video footage released of Sunday morning’s shooting on Bourbon Street.


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