Apr 262014
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

Two men were critically wounded in a shooting Friday night on an Uptown block of Annunciation Street that has in years past been a hotspot for deadly violence, New Orleans police said.

The two victims each suffered multiple gunshot wounds around 9:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of Annunciation, and both were taken to the hospital in critical condition, said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson, a departmental spokesman.

Four people were shot to death in an nine-month stretch of 2011 and 2012 in the 3800 and 3900 blocks of Annunciation — James Leon Wells in August 2011, Jamal Phillips and Terrence Barber in December 2011 and Darnell Brown in April 2012 — a rate of bloodshed in an otherwise calm neighborhood that prompted residents to beg repeatedly for NOPD intervention. Since then, the level of gun violence has apparently decreased, as NOPD crime maps show Friday’s incident to be the only shooting there in at least the last six months.

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  • Jim McArthur

    Only this one shooting incident in the past six months? Well, that’s certainly comforting to know.

  • Uptowner

    3830 and 3832 Annunciation (single family homes, new construction) sold for $229/SF and $247/SF respectively over the past year. Do the math, that’s not too shabby. Property values continue to climb in this area despite these two troubled blocks. These generations-old criminal families obviously have no idea what kind of money they’re sitting on, even in houses needing heavy renovation/gutting. We can only hope that an investor tries to buy them out