Mayor Landrieu Asks For Help From State Troopers And Regular Citizens
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to provide updates on last weekend's Bourbon Street shooting that left 10 people wounded.
Landrieu says he asked Governor Bobby Jindal to send 100 state troopers to New Orleans to patrol on a permanent basis, and the mayor called on citizens to work with police to help find those responsible for the shooting.
“We’re going to continue to work around the clock see that this investigation goes well and that we bring these individuals to justice,” Landrieu said. “The only way we’re going to do that is if the people of the city of New Orleans help us. There are people out there who know who did this. We need you to come forward. We need you to help us make this city safe. It’s important that we say clearly and unequivocally, this is unacceptable and it has to stop. “
NOPD also released more information on the victims involved in the shootings: Six of the 10 victims were visitors from out of state, including one from Australia.
Superintendent Serpas said extra security measures will be in place in tourist-heavy areas in time for the start of the annual Essence Festival on Thursday.
Watch the complete press conference: