One editor down here was awoken this morning by a neighbor's call.
"Would you look out the window," she asked. "And see if there are any cops in the 800 block."
After an inspection from the camelback window concluded that there was, in fact, no activity at all in the 800 block, our editor inquired.
"Well," she said, "There were gunshots this morning as I was walking the kids to the school and now I'm down at the park cuz I don't want to come home."
A reasonable response we feel.
On with the business of living, or in this case, dying...
Second Lines Danger:
A man was in critical condition after he was shot at Freret Street and Washington Avenue on Sunday afternoon, New Orleans police said.
The man was shot in the buttocks shortly before 4 p.m., said Shereese Harper, a police public information officer.
The Burbs are Burning:
Two males were shot to death in a 2008 Hyundai, Col. John Fortunato said. The victims appeared to have been shot multiple times. The killings occurred Sunday about 8:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Mount Kennedy Drive, about two blocks northwest of Ames and Barataria boulevards.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death and another was injured Sunday morning in the West Carrollton neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
Warren Martin of New Orleans was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1400 block of Monroe Street, between Willow and Jeannette streets, chief coroner's investigator John Gagliano said.
Shortly after 11 a.m., Second District officers responding to a report that a man had been shot found Martin lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, said Officer Shereese Harper, a police spokeswoman.
Our favorite part...
The second victim, also 18, of New Orleans, suffered a gunshot wound to the foot but refused medical treatment, Harper said.
NOMB would also refuse medical attention. Preferring instead to garner sympathy points with the ladies.