Dec 152011
 

Bullet holes are visible in the vehicle where two men were sitting when they were shot to death Wednesday night on Annunciation Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two men were shot to death Wednesday night on a small stretch of Annunciation Street plagued with a persistent gun violence that has defied any efforts by police or residents to control it. Continue reading »

Dec 122011
 

The boundary between the NOPD Second and Sixth Districts will move from Louisiana Avenue to Napoleon Avenue between Freret Street and the Mississippi River after the first of the year. (map via WWL-TV)

A swath of central Uptown with some of the most active neighborhood groups in the city will be patrolled by a completely different set of police officers after the first of the year, when the New Orleans Police Department shifts part of the boundary line between the Sixth and Second districts from Louisiana Avenue to Napoleon Avenue. Continue reading »

Oct 242011
 

Shootings, gunplay and a homicide along a few blocks of Annunciation in June, August and October in an otherwise tranquil Uptown neighborhood. (via nopd.com)

A persistent pocket of violence along Annunciation Street flared again this weekend, when a man fleeing a shootout in the 3700 block was struck in the foot by gunfire, police said. Continue reading »

Aug 302011
 

Investigators are looking for surveillance video footage on the streets in the area around the shooting this weekend that killed a teenager and wounded another man on Annunciation Street, authorities said.

Anyone on Peniston Street between Tchoupitoulas and Magazine, or in the 3800 or 3900 blocks of Annunciation, who had security video recording between 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, is urged to call Detective Elizabeth Garcia at 658-5300 or 915-9240.

Aug 262011
 

Three gun crimes have been reported this summer around the 3800 block of Annunciation Street, where a teenager was killed and another man wounded in a shooting Friday night.

A teenager was killed and another man was wounded Friday evening in a shooting in an Uptown block of Annunciation Street that has been a growing source of concern for neighbors, police said. Continue reading »

Jul 202011
 

The area of Annunciation Street around General Taylor and Peniston is becoming a hotspot for gun and drug activity, concerned neighbors said. This NOPD map shows the two gun cases in the area from June.

A large crowd of men who congregate on Annunciation Street playing dice and flashing guns at one another represent a growing problem that should be stopped before it becomes a tragedy, neighbors told Uptown-based Second District police Wednesday at their monthly community meeting. Continue reading »

Jun 082011
 

Tuesday's robberies on Loyola and Seventh may be the work of the same group of gun-wielding teens, police said Wednesday. They also resumed investigation of a case at Perrier and Marengo, and described a gun arrest they made amid their robbery investigations on Annunciation. (Map via NOPD.com)

Two more armed robberies were reported in the Milan and Irish Channel neighborhoods Tuesday night, but investigators believe they are nearing arrests in several of the more than 30 muggings in Uptown New Orleans over the last month. Continue reading »

Apr 212011
 

An officer wraps crime scene tape around the Chippewa Street location of one of three shootings in the Irish Channel on Saturday.

Arrests made in a sprawling weekend gun battle and police assurances that their investigations into the violence remain active brought little comfort Wednesday night to Irish Channel residents, who say the sound of gunfire still occurs all too frequently in their neighborhood.

Three separate shooting incidents took place Saturday afternoon, all of which appear to stem from the same argument between two rival neighborhood groups, police said Wednesday at the Sixth District’s monthly meeting with community members. Continue reading »

Feb 172011
 

This image from a security camera shows a robbery in progress on St. Mary Street. The victim was shot and his cell phone was stolen, police said.

A woman was critically wounded in a gun battle in Hollygrove and a man was shot during an apparent robbery attempt caught on video outside a Lower Garden District bar in separate incidents Tuesday night, continuing the wave of bloodshed and violence across Uptown New Orleans since the weekend. Continue reading »

Feb 142011
 

Police investigate the scene of an apparent shooting near La Salle and Soniat St. Sunday evening. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A Sunday night shooting on LaSalle Street critically injured a 22-year-old man and was preceded by another shooting a half hour earlier on Annunciation Street, but police have yet to determine if the two incidents are related.

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Nov 232010
 

Second District police officers and New Orleans residents march down Annunciation St. near Louisiana Ave. during the Uptown Anti-Crime Walk Tuesday evening. Members of the Original Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club came out for the march. "The police aren't as bad as their reputation. They are just doing their job like everyone else. There job is just more dangerous then most jobs," said Bruce Goodrich, of the Original Prince of Wales (pictured on far left). Goodrich, who has lived in the neighborhood for 47 years, felt the Uptown Anti-Crime Walk was similar to the Original Prince of Wales peace walk. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Oct 262010
 

Police and residents walk together during September's anti-crime march in the Fontainebleau neighborhood.

The New Orleans Police Department’s effort to reconnect with individual communities will bring it to two different Uptown neighborhoods Wednesday night, with anti-crime marches planned for both the university area and the Irish Channel. Continue reading »