LaSalle shooting critically injures man, 22

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. On LaSalle near Soniat, the victim was walking in the road about 10:54 p.m. when he was gunned down, said officer Garry Flot, of the NOPD public information office. The victim was taken to University Hospital in critical condition, but no other details were available Monday morning about that incident. About a half hour earlier, a 32-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were walking in the 5000 block of Annunciation (also near Soniat) toward their vehicle when they got into an altercation with an unknown suspect, Flot said. Shots were fired, with bullets grazing the woman’s head and the man’s hand, and they drove themselves to University Hospital, Flot said.

NOPD brings anti-crime walks to universities, Irish Channel

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. The NOPD Second District will coincide with a march sponsored by Loyola and Tulane to “Take Back the Night” from sexual violence. From the Loyola University news service:
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, students, faculty, staff, friends and neighbors will gather in the horseshoe outside of Marquette Hall on Loyola’s main campus at 6 p.m. Here, participants will listen to the powerful story of a survivor of sexual violence and a tribute to Kimberly Kelly, a Tulane graduate student who was fatally shot last May in a suspected domestic violence incident. The evening will continue with a candle-lit, chant-filled march from Loyola’s campus, down St.

Gun arrest may be tied to Irish Channel shootout

A man arrested on gun charges during a traffic stop Monday in the Irish Channel may have been part of a shootout a few blocks away last week, police said Thursday. Wayne Mayo, 17, was stopped during the investigation of a near collision Monday at the intersection of Chippewa Street and Washington Avenue, said Sgt. David Liang of the NOPD Sixth District task force. In his vehicle, police found two handguns, a .45-caliber automatic and a 9-mm, so Mayo was booked into jail on a gun charge, Liang said at the Sixth District’s weekly strategy meeting. The 9-mm was missing its magazine, which suggests it may have been used in a gun battle at about 8 p.m. Oct.

Man sought in fatal shooting at Fourth and Annunciation

Police are looking for a 24-year-old man they suspect in a fatal shooting June 28 at the corner of Fourth and Annunciation streets. Leori Hyman is being charged with second-degree murder. From the New Orleans Police Department Sixth District email list:
On June 28, 2010, members of the Sixth District responded to a shooting at the corner of 4th and Annunciation streets.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  EMS rendered aid to the victim, but were unsuccessful in their attempts.