NEW Orleans was hit by its bloodiest weekend in 10 years after at least six people were killed and 12 injured.
That Louisiana city was described as a “war zone” by a local after a “high volume of calls” from Friday through Monday morning.
One victim has been identified as Kenneth Faggin, 63, who was gunned down in the middle of the day on Friday.
Two miles away a woman was shot that same day Nola.com reports.
Records obtained by the outlet show police were called to the most shootings in the past decade, linked to April and May last year.
A 14-year-old was injured in another incident.
As of Saturday, two more people had been killed.
Leslie Ellison, former board member of Orleans Parish School, said: “It’s like a war zone experience.
“It’s devastating. It hurts families on both sides. Whether you side with the victim or the perpetrator, it hurts both sides.”
She said many of the killings were “street revenge” and called it a “circle” of violence.
Terence and Barbara Curren were visiting the town with their grandchildren when gunfire erupted.
Terence Curren narrates fox8: “I just prayed that no bullets would get into the houses.”
He added: “You always hear from people just sitting, you know, the kid getting killed while they’re sitting in the house or something.
“I would never bring children here again.”
Data from the Metropolitan Crime Commission also shows shootings are up 8 percent since 2021.
NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said: “We are actively investigating these shootings and are working very hard to find and bring those responsible to justice.”
Last month, a At least six people died and seven others were injured in a violent killing spree through the city.
A 73-year-old died after being thrown from her car by four teenagers, who dragged her until her arm was severed.
Linda Frikey died afterwards She was pulled by her own 2021 Nissan Kicks car, as teenagers tried to take off with the vehicle.
A 14-year-old boy also died after being found with multiple gunshot wounds.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/5104692/new-orleans-bloodiest-weekend-six-killed/ New Orleans was hit by the bloodiest weekend in TEN YEARS after at least six were killed and 12 injured, including a 14-year-old