New Orleans returns to "normal"...

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Macktee, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

    Just imagine how bad the place would be if all those confiscated firearms had been returned to their owners........ ... a35b.html#

    Nine people shot in less than seven hours

    12:38 PM CST on Friday, February 16, 2007

    Six people were shot inside a Mid-City nightclub Friday morning just hours after a triple shooting in Bywater.

    According to police who were stationed nearby, the incident happened just after 1:30 a.m. at Club Unlimited. The bar’s unarmed security guard flagged police down and told them a man armed with a weapon had just forced his way into the bar.

    As the guard was telling authorities about the man, they heard several gunshots from within the bar. In all, four men and two women were injured in the shooting. One of the men received a gunshot wound to the head and remains in critical condition.

    The suspect escaped from the scene amid the confusion as several patrons ran from the bar, police said.

    The bar does have security cameras, but police do not know yet if the incident was caught on tape.

    Just hours before, a triple shooting in the Bywater area left two people dead.

    Police said the incident occurred around 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street.

    When police arrived at the scene, they found two men inside of a car with gunshot wounds to the head. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. A third victim was shot multiple times in his torso, but is listed in critical condition. The car had Texas license plates.

    Sources close to the investigation told Eyewitness News that detectives believe the perpetrator was getting a ride from the victims when the shooting took place.

    Police have not established a motive in either shooting, but said people were cooperating with the investigation.

    Mayor Ray Nagin was also at the crime scene Thursday night and issued the following statement on the murders:

    “Last month, I stated that one murder is too many in our community, our fragile city that is still on the journey to recovery. Tonight, I am deeply saddened that our young people continue dying in our streets.

    “As I continue to work to address the systemic problems that have plagued our criminal justice system for decades, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of addressing educational and social problems that have plague our community for just as long.

    “I commend the clergy for stepping up and working with the city to help our youth find a way out of a life of crime. We must all work together and unify as a community to save our children from violence.â€

    Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.
  2. tj2000

    tj2000 Guest


    I guess the locals are starting to return to Willie Naggan and the choclate city. I wonder since the city has all of the law abiding citizens guns how this could continue to happen.
    I am so stupid, it's President Bush's fault. If he would have done a better job of having the levies blown up we wouldn't be seeing all this crime in such a peacful city. :rant:
    Take care,

  3. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Active Member

    Re: WOW!!!!!

    I still get a good chuckle out of that one.
    See tag line.
  4. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

    Meh, let them shoot themselves up. No skin off my back.
  5. geaux_tigers

    geaux_tigers Member

    I for one know that when I hear that nine people were killed the first though I have is: "If only there were more teachers and government handouts this could have been averted."
  6. Sharky

    Sharky Active Member

    I think the other cities are throwing them out and sending them back to Ngin and his chocolate city!
  7. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

    There are some good people in New Orleans...........

    The rest Nagin can have back!!!!!!
  8. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:13

    I did hear on the news this week that their crime lab is back up and running again.
  9. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired Active Member


    New Orleans Crime Lab? Is that where they study new and inovative ways to commit crimes?
  10. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

    Probably, they have to figure out a way to keep that Federal money for themselves and not for the people.