The Krewe of Zulu celebrated 100 years since its incorporation and the Krewe of Rex explored the world’s royal gardens to close out the 2016 Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday on St. Charles Avenue.
A suspect fleeing after an incident at Oakwood Mall on the Westbank was fatally shot Monday evening by Jefferson Parish deputies after his car crashed on Simon Bolivar Avenue in Central City while parades rolled just a few blocks away, according to our partners at WWL-TV.
The Krewe of Proteus presented the “Hindu Heavens” and the Krewe of Orpheus explored “The Wizard’s Bestiary” as both rolled on the Uptown route for Lundi Gras.
The first shooting took place around 10:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, when police met the 29-year-old victim in the 3200 block of Toledano Street, said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson III. He told police he was originally shot near Milan and South Galvez streets and drove himself to Toledano, but detectives were still “trying to confirm the original location of the incident” later in the day, Robertson notes.
The victim was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition afterward, Robertson said.
Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, a 35-year-old man showed up at the hospital in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the leg, Robertson said. He told police he had been shot near Palm and Hamilton streets in Hollygrove, but that location was still considered “preliminary” as detectives investigate.
His injury was not considered life-threatening, Robertson said.
Further details were not immediately available in either case. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
Gunfire broke out Sunday night on St. Charles Avenue in the crowd gathered to watch the Krewe of Bacchus roll, but no one was injured in the shooting, New Orleans police said.
The Krewe of Okeanos “put on a fright,” the Krewe of Mid-City delivered “champagne wishes and foil-wrapped kisses,” and the Krewe of Thoth showed off “things with wings” as all three rolled under spotless blue Sunday morning skies on the Uptown route.
The white-gloved ladies of the Krewe of Iris showed the Uptown parade route how “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” on Saturday, followed by a frolicking tour of New Orleans neighborhoods by the naughty friars of the Krewe of Tucks.
The Krewe of Hermes performed Shakespeare on the Avenues, Le Krewe d’Etat brought its blend of satire and skeletal spectacle, and the Krewe of Morpheus took a New Orleans “staycation” as all three rolled on the Uptown route Friday night.
A woman asleep in her Audubon Street home awakened early Friday morning to find a man with a knife attempting to touch her, New Orleans police said.
Surveillance video from Philip Street in the Garden District shows three young teens believed to be responsible for an armed robbery nearby Wednesday evening, New Orleans police say, and investigators are hoping the public can help identify them.
The krewes of Babylon, Chaos and Muses presented parade-goers with three different visions of Carnival on Friday night — Babylon’s meditation on antiquity, Chaos’ no-holds-barred satire, and Muses’ blend of visual spectacle and social commentary.
The Krewe of Ancient Druids put on their “best behavior” — satirizing controversy over previous year’s floats by replacing them with mostly generic images — while the Krewe of Nyx celebrated their fifth birthday with a series of puns around the number ‘5.’