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May 27th

Royal Street Stroll

Royal St., 6p.m.

NOWFE kicks off with some Quarter drinking

 

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop

Civic, 9p.m.

Indie-folk singer-songwriters team up

 

Hondo Beyondo

Siberia, 6p.m.

Country vinyl spun by some local favorites

 

Steel Panther

HOB, 9p.m.

L.A. based glam-rock satire

 

Bascamp

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Indie elctronica with a Nashville twist

 

Reckless Kelly

Tip’s, 11p.m.

Americana/Texas Country straight outta Austin

 

Mikey B3

Le Bon Temps, 10p.m.

Names says it all for local organ man

 

The Soul Rebels

d.b.a., 1op.m.

6th Ward brass mixes funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop

 

Little Freddie King

Siberia, 10p.m.

Locally grown blues


Crime Bits: June 20-23

Murder in the East, Streetcar Shooting



Seven people were shot in New Orleans over a 32-hour stretch that began just after midnight on Sunday (6-22), police said. The gush of gunfire claimed the life one of the victims, who was shot early Morning morning in eastern New Orleans.

 

The homicide happened about 4 a.m. in the 4400 block of Cessna St. A 45-year-old man was found lying in the driveway of a home, with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. His identity was not immediately released pending notification of his family.

 

The most recent spate of shootings began on St. Charles Ave. Just after midnight on Sunday, a man was shot to the hip near the corner of Erato St.

 

The 26-year-old man was struck by a stray bullet as he was getting off the streetcar, police said.

 

Less than 30 minutes later, two men, ages 23 and 26, were shot to the body in the 2200 block of Danneel St., police said. Detectives have yet to determine a motive in the shooting.

 

Just after 5 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in Lakeview. A silver Hyundai spend into the 100 block of Porteous, and three men inside started shooting, police said. The car then sped away. The victim was listed in stable condition following the incident.

 

About 5:50 p.m., a man accidentally shot himself near the corner of Leonidas and Apple Sts. in Hollygrove. According to a police report, an 18-year-old man pulled out a gun when he thought he heard someone approaching. The man then stumbled, and the weapon accidentally fired. The man was struck in the forearm, and listed in stable condition after the incident.

 

Just after midnight Monday, police responded to a second Hollygrove shooting in the 8800 block of Olive St. A 46-year-old man was hit by a bullet after hearing gunshots, police said. He was wounded in the leg, and listed in stable condition.

 

The shootings compounded an already-bloody weekend. A man was killed Saturday night at a home in New Orleans East. Between Friday night and Saturday morning, three people were shot in two incidents in Treme and Central City.

 

French Quarter Robberies

 

Police also investigated a pair of French Quarter robberies over the weekend.

 

The first happened in the middle of Saturday afternoon. About 3:15 p.m., a 31-year-old man was approached by two armed men. The duo demanded money, and the man complied. The pair then fled the area, police said.

 

Another man was robbed just before 10 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Ursulines St. A 37-year-old man was approached by two men, one of whom was armed. The men demanded money, and the victim complied. The perps then fled toward Bourbon St.

 

Anyone with info on these crimes is asked to call Crimestoppers at 821-1111.

 

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