A representation of reported crimes within a quarter mile of the “hotspot.” Crimes include assault, a homicide and vandalism (via CrimeMapping.com).
By Claire Byun
The New Orleans Police Department is working with city officials to address rising violence surrounding a Mid-City business, but officials need input from neighbors when the time comes.
NOPD First District Commander Hans Ganthier addressed the rising violence and drug arrests at or near Ulloa Street Playhouse – a small restaurant that’s been troubling neighbors for years. A man was killed a block from the restaurant Saturday in a hail of gunshots from at least two different weapons, Ganthier said.
Police officers responded around 2:30 p.m. and found at the man dead on the sidewalk. Ganthier said NOPD has been combatting rising violence and drug sales at that location for months.
“We have been hitting this area, but apparently that’s not been as effective as we’ve liked,” Ganthier said to the Mid-City Neighborhood Association on Monday. Continue reading »