About 200 people gathered at the same New Orleans intersection that erupted in gunfire on Mother’s Day to call for unity in fighting crime. Local officials promised a strong response to the attackers who injured 19 people.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has called for a "community response" gathering today at 6 p.m., at the corner of Frenchmen Street and North Villere. It's a response to the multiple shooting Sunday afternoon during a Mother's Day second-line parade that injured at least 19 people.
"On Sunday afternoon — Mother's Day — our community was subjected to another senseless act of violence," the mayor said in a press release. "Please come out and show solidarity in protecting our culture and delivering a message to stop the shootings."
A 55-year-old man was shot dead inside of a home in the 800-block of Jackson Avenue this morning, said the New Orleans Police Department in a press release.
The shooting happened at approximately 1:45 a.m., according to police. Officers responded to the Saint Thomas house after being called for an unknown problem, and found the man shot multiple times to the body inside the house.
The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, died on the scene.
The lead homicide detective on the case is Charles Hoffacker.
A 34-year-old man was shot to death in Algiers earlier this afternoon, the New Orleans Police Department said in a press release issued by Officer Gary Flot this evening.
Police say the man was shot at the corner of Belleville and Opelousas Streets while driving a black Toyota Avalon at approximately 3:50 p.m. After being shot, he drove to the corner of Belleville and Slidell Streets and collapsed.
New Orleans homicide detectives are investigating the shooting of a man who was discovered dead this afternoon in the rear yard of an abandoned house in the 7th Ward, the police department said in a press release.
"An anonymous caller phoned police stating a male has been down in a rear yard for a while," said NOPD spokesman Frank B. Robertson, III. "Officers arrived and found the victim; he’d been shot multiple times and died on the scene."