A man calls NOMB as we are updating the blog yesterday.
"You know that man that was shot on Pauger," he asks.
"That's Curtis' son."
Curtis, a quiet big man with big hands, worked with one of our editors when he was doing construction after the storm. According to the man that called, Curtis had remarked only a day earlier that, "that boy wasn't going to make it to see next week."
Curtis was at work the on the day following the shooting.
New Orleans police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the 100 block of West Park Court shortly before 5 a.m. He was identified as Julian Mathins, 19, of New Orleans, by John Gagliano, chief investigator for the New Orleans coroner's office.
Per our headline:
In Jefferson Parish, the Sheriff's Office is investigating five non-fatal shootings, a stabbing and an armed robbery that occurred during the weekend.
1)Friday's incident was a stabbing in the 1700 block of Burnley Street in Marrero on Friday shortly after 12:30 a.m. The woman's injuries were deemed non-life-threatening
2)The first incident on Saturday occurred shortly before 12:30 a.m. when an unidentified man was found shot in the 1800 block of Stumpf Boulevard in Terrytown.
3)About an hour later, deputies were called to investigate an armed robbery and shooting at 468 Lapalco Blvd. near Gretna. A man reported being robbed and shot by unidentified individuals.
4)Saturday evening brought shootings in Terrytown and Marrero. The first occurred near the intersection of Mt. Kennedy Drive and Ames Boulevard in Marrero. Shortly before 6:40 p.m., a man reported being shot.
5)About four hours later in Terrytown, another unidentified man was found shot with non-life-threatening injuries in the 200 block of Holmes Boulevard.
It's like Harry Lee goes down and the parish goes crazy or something.