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Monday, November 28, 2016

New Orleans violence 'out of control' says mayor after one person is killed and nine injured in shooting on famous party street

A New Orleans shooting that left nine injured and one dead early Sunday morning has left the city's mayor decrying the violence there as 'out of control'.

Ten people aged between 20 and 37 - eight men and two women - were shot after gunfire broke out on the city's famous Bourbon Street, at the intersection of Iberville Street, around 1:30am, police said. One male victim died.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu described the shocking scene as 'totally unacceptable.' 'The violence continues to spin out of control with people brandishing weapons whenever they think they can,' he told WDSU. 'It's really unfortunate.'

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is new??
Hell, seven years ago while vacationing in New Orleans we were told by the NOPD to NOT venture anywhere beyond the French Quarter under any circumstances at night, even in a cab.
We were told by that cop that the chances of being robbed - or worse - "is 100%".
NOLA has been off our vacation list since then.

Anonymous said...

We were just there this year and went everywhere except the French Quarter. Never had a problem or felt unsafe.

Anonymous said...

LOL that's what happens when you live below sea level....

Anonymous said...

Maybe the local police wanted to keep all the drunk tourists in the Quarter and not in their neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

We went there in March and stayed in the French Quarter. I never felt unsafe or scared. We met some really nice people there.

Anonymous said...

NOLA has over 200 murders a year and just about as many rapes. About 50 shootings a month. It almost yearly makes a name for itself as the most dangerous city of it's size in the nation. The French Quarter like most tourist areas has a higher police presence which reduces crime but for most of this year crime in that area has risen dramatically and has been a cause of concern for residents, business owners and elected and government officials. I read their news so know what's going on.

Anonymous said...

8:51 Why do you care what's happening there? How is their crime affecting you?