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Police blotter: Shooting at Orleans and Broad, carjacking on Norman Francis Parkway

A shooting and a carjacking were reported near Mid-City neighborhoods on Wednesday (May 26). At around 4 p.m., NOPD First District officers arrived at Orleans Avenue and North Broad Street to investigate a report of shots fired. They learned that a man had opened fire during an attempted auto theft. The gunman had fled the Read More…

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Woman arrested in shooting at University Medical Center was at ER for mental health crisis, NOLA.com reports

The father of Shante Wade’s children was bringing her to the University Medical Center emergency room for mental health treatment when she fired 11 shots from the ER ramp, two of them striking strangers in the hospital, and was arrested on two counts of aggravated battery and other charges, Ramon Antonio Vargas reports in The Read More…

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Woman in custody after shooting outside UMC injures two patients

A couple’s argument outside the University Medical Center emergency room escalated into gunfire that injured two hospital patients, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At about 11:25 a.m., First District officers responded to reports of an active shooting at the emergency ramp of the University Medical Center. “When they arrived, they determined it was a Read More…