POSTED: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:25am
UPDATED: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 3:09pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDSU) — 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.