17 shot over 18-hour period in New Orleans

17 shot over 18-hour period in New Orleans

POSTED: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:25am

UPDATED: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 3:09pm

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Chief Ronal Serpas have called a news conference to talk about the swarm of violence that has swept the city in recent days.

This week, 17 people were shot over an 18-hour period and at least two police officers were fired on.

Police on Thursday briefly evacuated their headquarters after two live hand grenades were found in a car seized after a chase. The grenades were found inside a safe in the vehicle.

Friday's news conference is set for 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Watch WDSU-TV newscasts as they air. NOTE: During commercial breaks, you will see a live shot of Lee Circle.



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