Enough violence to go around: Doesn't matter your socio-economic status, you had a good chance of being a victim in the French Quarter this weekend. Everyone's probably heard by now of the Saturday (4.10.10) night rampage outside McDonald's on Canal Street, where 8 were gunned down by the usual suspects. But shrouded in greater mystery is the vicious attack Friday (4.9.10) on 2 GOP devotees after they left a fundraiser for the Louisiana Republican Party at Brennan's.
According to that report, the duo was attacked around 10:45 p.m., about an hour after the fundraiser ended, on St. Louis Street in front of the Omni Royal Orleans hotel by a gang of 3 to 5 white guys who allegedly followed the couple around the corner from Brennan's restaurant in the 400 block of Royal Street.
Only one of the assailants was described in any detail: he was said to be in his late 20’s, 6’01” tall, with a thin build, beard, ponytail, and dark brown or dark red hair, wearing a light-colored T-shirt and dark pants.
- 15-year-old girl, shot in the leg,
- 15-year-old boy, shot in the leg,
- 20-year-old man, shot in the leg,
- two 21-year-old men, shot in the leg,
- 25-year-old man, shot in the foot,
- 50-year-old woman, shot in the shoulder.