The New Orleans Police Department saw eight crimes hit the city on Monday (9.4). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to two unclassified deaths, a carjacking, two rapes, two shootings, and a fatality.
At 5:54AM, a caregiver of a 1-year-old female woke up to the smell of smoke in a residence on the 8800 block of Birch St. The caregiver was unable to get to the infant in the back room. NOFD arrived on scene and found the infant, who had died on scene.
At the intersection of Terpsichore St. and S. Liberty St., an unknown man was found unresponsive inside of a vehicle at 11:19AM. EMS pronounced him dead on scene.
A 50-year-old man pulled up to the 4900 block of Bullard Ave. at 1:13PM when an unknown armed man ordered him to get out of the car. The driver was pulled from the car by the subject, who then got in and drove off in an unknown direction.
At 4:54PM, a 34-year-old female was sexually assaulted by an unknown man on the 13000 block of Lourdes St.
At 8:09PM, a 45-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by “multiple” unknown men on the 2000 block of Canal St.
A 46-year-old man was driving through the 3600 block of Mimosa Ct. at 10:48PM when three subjects in the street forced the car to stop. They then opened fire. The man was brought by EMS to the hospital. His current condition is unknown.
A 51-year-old man, 34-year-old man, and 48-year-old man stood at the intersection of 1st and S. Claiborne when they heard gunshots at 11:32PM. The 51-year-old drover home and later realized that he had sustained a gunshot wound. The other two men sustained gunshot wounds and were brought to the hospital. All are listed in stable condition.
At 4:49AM, a traffic fatality occurred on the 4100 block of S. Claiborne. The incident is still under investigation.
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