But there was a shooting: Talk about having somebody out to get you. On Saturday (5.10.08) at about 12:30 a.m., a black gentleman, a patron of Chris Owens Club, got into an argument with a black ruffian who allegedly pulled a pistol and pointed it at him. The victim grabbed the gun and wrestled it away from his assailant.
But that's not the end of the story. As the victim exited the club at 500 Bourbon St. a short while later, he spotted another black dude who apparently didn't much care for him either because he too pulled a gun and allegedly fired it at him. As luck would have it, the bullet missed the intended victim and instead struck a black woman standing outside the club in the leg. She was taken to the hospital where she was listed in stable condition.
Unless he's sure these are the only guys out to get him, the victim may want to consider residence elsewhere. They say Montana is lovely this time of the year.
Then there was this: You might remember reading in the Times-Picayune on Tuesday (5.13.08) about a shooting at Touro and Burgundy streets on Sunday (5.11.08) at 10:04 p.m. The paper reported that "a stranger ran up to a vehicle being driven by a 24-year-old man shot the man in the face, chest, side and buttocks" and that the victim underwent surgery at Tulane University Hospital. But Maj. Edwin Hosli, commander of the 8th District which includes the Marigny Triangle where the incident supposedly happened, has no idea what the T-P is talking about. He has no record of such a crime occurring in his jurisdiction, and he would know if it had.
And, as Maj. Hosli notes, wouldn't you think a guy being blasted 4 times would be all over the TV news?
Speaking of which: As we reported in our last column, the police and the public were at odds over the mysterious mugging 4.24.08 of "Kevin". A friend of the victim's complained that the 8th District did not have a report on the incident; the 8th District complained that no one had come forward to make a report.
Now the friend quoted in the column, plus other friends of Kevin's, have come forward and are cooperating with Maj. Hosli in trying to piece together what happened. Stay tuned; we'll report it when we get it.
Pistol-packing mama: 8th District police arrested a 24-year-old white chick for allegedly pulling a pistol and pointed it at a white guy and a black guy during an argument Wednesday (5.14.08) at 4:40 a.m. in the 100 block of Bourbon Street.
Her bond was set at $7,000, but Judge Frank Marullo Jr. let her out on her own recognizance.