Many people hope that a new year can lead to brand new beginnings, a clean slate, and making things better. That isn't the case in New Orleans as 2013 began with a lot of what has become normal there - violence and murder. As reported by Fox8Live on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in the first 24 hours of the new year, four people were shot in New Orleans and two were murdered.
The latest to happen came early on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, as a double shooting took place near the New Orleans Fair Grounds around 1:30 a.m. Police say a victim was show in the back while the other was shot in the leg.
Just less than two hours before that, police report a man was shot in the back in an area known as Gentilly Terrace. This shooting happened just before midnight on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The man was standing with friends when gunshots rang out, and he realized he had been shot.
Earlier on Tuesday night, police say a victim was just sitting on his porch on Fourcher Street in New Orleans when a man came out of an alley and started shooting. The man on his porch was hit in the leg by gunfire and brought to the hospital.
The two murders happened around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. 83-year-old Edward Robinson was found stabbed to death in an apartment in a complex called The Terraces on Tulane Avenue.
As for the very first murder of the year, that victim was named Antonio Llovett, and he was a waited at Bayona's Restaurant. He was found shot to death inside his New Orleans home around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.