1) A 21-year-old man was fatally shot Monday afternoon in the Iberville public housing complex. The shooting took place at about 4:10 p.m. inside an apartment in the complex in the 1500 block of Conti Street.
2) Brandon Ruffin -- a 19-year-old former O.Perry Walker High School student -- was booked Monday in connection with two shooting deaths seven months apart in the Fischer public housing complex. Police suspect Ruffin of killing teen-agers Kenneth Davis Jr. and Denzel Williams. Davis was shot in the head Thursday night. Williams was shot multiple times in the summer.
Minutes before a chance meeting of our editors this afternoon, one of us observed a man being detained - paddy wagon style - on the corner of Conti and Royal. Present were a generous 20 squad cars. Related? Can't say. Same street, close enough? That we can. Comments? We don't got none.
(While waiting outside the gym, our editors also got to hear a lovely recount of this Iberville incident. Complete with "I don't think that bullet was random.")