Saturday, February 28, 2009

The City of New Orleans

Something like 12 people were shot – non-fatally – this past week, including a toddler. Here’s a piece of Times-Pic reporting that caught our eyes:

1) An Algiers teenager has been arrested in the Monday night shooting in the 2400 block of Chelsea Drive. Floyd Torry, 19, was booked 1 a.m. Tuesday with aggravated battery in the shooting of a 19 yo man.
Police did not explain why Torry was charged with aggravated battery and not attempted murder.

Rrrr zoinks, scoobs!


2) On February 24, 2009 at 9:38pm Sedcond District Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Edinburgh and Eagle Streets. The victim had several gunshot wounds to the chest.

3) Leon Kennedy, 62, died in a hospital bed Thursday morning, minutes after being shot as he stood near the doorway of his Kenner home.

4) Terrell Riley, 16, a high-school junior from Garland, TexaS was shot at least once in the torso and left to die near the corner of Castlewood Drive and Elmdale Road in eastern New Orleans on Thursday.

5) A man flagged down New Orleans police officers around 3 p.m. Thursday and told them he had been kidnapped by two men around 1 a.m. in the 100 block of Terry Parkway in JP and driven to a vacant house at 716 Majestic Place in Algiers in New Orleans. The man who was shot collapsed in the 1600 block of Pacific Avenue.

Everybody's got a story in store.

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