Two murders in the Seventh Ward neighborhood last night brings the total in New Orleans to 76 for the year. There were 61 murders at this time last year.
City of New Orleans (pop. 358,000) neighborhood breakdown is...
St. Claude(pop. 8,624) = 15
Seventh Ward(pop. 12,762) = 9
Central City(pop. 14,414) = 6
Florida Area(pop. 1,317) = 4
Little Woods(pop. 30,312) = 4
Treme'/Lafitte(pop. 5,720) = 3
Behrman(pop. 10,421) = 3
Mid-City(pop. 14,996) = 3
St. Bernard Area(pop. 1,441) = 2
Dixon(pop. 1,468) = 2
Dillard(pop. 4,352) = 2
Viavant/Venetian Isles(pop. 1,077) = 2
Village de l'est(pop. 8,513) = 2
Tulane/Gravier(pop. 2,878) = 2
Leonidas(pop. 8,446) = 1
Hollygrove(pop. 4,755) = 1
Fischer Project(pop. 1,782) = 1
Irish Channel(pop. 4,203) = 1
Holy Cross(pop. 2,574) = 1
St. Roch(pop. 7,843) = 1
Bayou St. John(pop. 4,246) = 1
Algiers Point(pop.2,629) = 1
East Riverside(pop. 3,136) = 1
McDonough(pop. 2,769) = 1
Gentilly Woods(pop. 2,590) = 1
Milan(pop. 5,906) = 1
Desire Area(pop. 1,438) = 1
Read Blvd. East(pop. 6,070) = 1
B.W. Cooper(pop. 1,170) = 1
St. Anthony(pop. 2,986) = 1
Pines Village(pop. 3,265) = 1
Metro (pop. 1,201,090) breakdown is...
Orleans Parish = 79 (3 justifiable)
Jefferson Parish = 23
St. Tammany Parish = 3
St. John the Baptist Parish = 2
St. Charles Parish = 1
2 killed in separate 7th Ward shootings
By The Times-Picayune
May 06, 2010, 6:48AM
Two men were slain in separate shootings in the 7th Ward late Wednesday and early Thursday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
One of the murders occurred in the 2400 block of Onzaga Street about 11:30 p.m. The other happened at 2:30 a.m. about a mile away in the 1900 block of Pauger Street, said officer Hilal Williams, an NOPD spokeswoman.
Neither of the victims' names was available Thursday morning. The victim on Onzaga Street was 47 years old. Williams said investigators did not know the Pauger Street victim's age.
Officers found the 47-year-old while responding to a 911 call about shots being fired. They found the victim lying in the street, bleeding from bullet wounds to his body. New Orleans EMS paramedics pronounced him dead soon after, Williams said.
On Pauger Street, officers responding to reports of a man down found the victim lying in front of a home. Williams said he had been shot once in the body, and he died before paramedics could treat him.
Investigators did not provide details about suspects or motives in either killing.