Wednesday, August 22, 2007

You probably already heard


In a span of less than 24 hours Monday and Tuesday, New Orleans police responded to five different shootings, three of them fatal, one of them killing an 18-year-old and another wounding a 15-year-old.
1)43-year-old man lying on the sidewalk, at the intersection of Annunciation and Josephine Streets, with a gunshot wound
2)48-year-old man lying inside his FEMA trailer with several gunshot wounds to his body
3)West Carrollton neighborhood, the slaying of a teenager. The victim was shot at the intersection of Green and Monroe streets, amid parked cars and houses buzzing with air conditioning units. A shoeless boy of single-digit age stared at the body on the stretcher. "That's my brother," he repeated over and over. He did not cry.
4) Tuesday, a 15-year-old boy was wounded in the Sixth Ward, police said. The victim, whose identity was not released, was shot in the leg.
5) 40-year-old Uptown man was seriously wounded Monday evening. The victim, whose identity was not released, was sitting outside a FEMA trailer when a gunman approached and opened fire. The victim was shot in the nose

There is something about the Times-Picayunes reportage on this one. Brendan McCarthy and Daniel Monteverde have adopted a post-war French prose poem-esque style. The way the text runs togehter with, stream of consciousness, form mirrors content, etc

Maybe they've been reading Celine or something. Maybe they're tired. Lord knows we are.

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