The shooting on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning, left ten people injured. Monday, state police announced plans to help NOPD with manpower until summer's end.More >>
When shots rang out on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning, crowds scrambled to escape the violence. Monday, state police announced plans to help NOPD with manpower until summer's end.More >>
NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) -
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas held a news conference Tuesday afternoon on the Bourbon Street shooting case. The news conference began at 2:30 p.m. and lasted about an hour.
During the news conference Mayor Landrieu called on Gov. Bobby Jindal to send 100 troopers to the city "on a permanent basis."
Gov. Bobby Jindal responded by saying:
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the
senseless violence in New Orleans this past weekend and we pray for their
New Orleans is one of the greatest cities in the world. We
want to ensure New Orleans is the best place to live, visit, and raise a
family. That is why we have already engaged in discussions with the Mayor and
other city officials about ways the state can help supplement city efforts to
make the city safer.
The Louisiana State Police will deploy additional uniform Troopers
to supplement NOPD in the areas of the French Quarter, Central Business
District, and any other areas requested by NOPD through the July 4th
We will continue to work with city officials on potential
long-term options that will not adversely affect LSP operations across the
Landrieu described what happened early Sunday morning in the 700 block as "infuriating," calling the situation a "humanitarian crisis." He said he visited with some of the victims in the hospital Monday.
Just before the briefing, New Orleans police released the names, ages and residencies of the victims of the shooting.
Victim #1 21-year-old female who remains in the hospital in critical condition. She is from Hammond, LA.
Victim #2 19-year-old female who remains in the hospital in stable condition. She is from Arkansas.
Victim #3 18-year-old male who mains in the hospital in stable condition. He is from New Orleans, LA.
Victim #4 35-year-old male who remains in the hospital in stable condition. He is from Mississippi.
Victim #5 21-year-old female who remains in the hospital in stable condition. She is from Australia.
Victim #6 22-year-old male. He is from Harvey, LA.
Victim #7 22 year-old male. He is from New Orleans, LA.
Victim #8 17 year-old female. She is from Alabama.
Victim #9 20-year-old female. She is from Alabama.