Police blotter: Two shootings, attempted armed burglary

In addition to a deadly shooting at a second-line, two shootings and an attempted armed burglary were reported in Uptown neighborhoods over the weekend. On Sunday (Sept. 26), an 87-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man thwarted an armed burglary attempt in Broadmoor. The man was sitting on the porch in the 3400 block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway at about 11:45 a.m. when a man and woman approached. The victim went inside and the couple tried to force their way in.

Second-line parade ends in shooting death and critical injury

A shooting that erupted as the Young Men Olympian second-line was winding down Sunday (Sept. 26) in Central City left a man dead and a woman critically injured. At about 5 p.m., NOPD officers on parade detail responded to shots fired at Josephine and South Liberty streets, where the parade was disbanding. The officers found a 38-year-old man suffering with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Viewpoint: Don’t rush to hire a lawyer to help with your insurance claim

Many members of the legal community are aggressively marketing their services in the wake of Hurricane Ida to assist businesses or homeowners and renters with getting the money they deserve from insurance companies. After all, most of us pay thousands of dollars annually for coverage and should be compensated whenever legitimate claim arise. Not so fast, say other lawyers. At least two local attorneys, Megan Kiefer and Sal Brocato, are advising that citizens retain lawyers only if they feel their insurance carrier is not operating in good faith. “It’s premature to hire a lawyer right now,” Kiefer said.

Loyola to host showcase for electric vehicles

Loyola University New Orleans will be hosting the 2021 New Orleans Electric Vehicle Showcase on Saturday (Sept. 25). Owners and would-be owners of electric vehicles are invited to the free event giving the public a chance to look under the hood of some of the latest electric cars from brands like Chevrolet, Nissan and Tesla. It is part of National Drive Electric Week and is presented by the city of New Orleans, Entergy New Orleans and the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership. Loyola University has promoted transitioning to cleaner fuels since 2011, when it installed two electric charging stations in the main entrance to campus on St.

Man shot to death on Tchoupitoulas near Napoleon

A man died Monday (Sept. 20) afternoon in a shooting on Tchoupitoulas Street near Napoleon Avenue. At about 2 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 4300 block of Tchoupitoulas. Upon arrival, they found an unresponsive adult male on the ground with a gunshot wound. Medical responders declared him dead at the scene.