Breaking News

Police Shoot 8 on New Orleans Bridge

NEW ORLEANS – Police shot eight people carrying guns on a New Orleans bridge Sunday, killing five or six of them, a deputy chief said.
Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley said the shootings took place on the Danziger Bridge, which connects Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.
He said he had no other details.

Ho boy. Hope this isn’t a case of a Brazilian kid in a overcoat.
UPDATE: Oh dear God, it’s looking like it was. The Army Corps of Engineers is saying it was 6 of their personnel.
UPDATE 2: AP is reporting that the ACoE had contractors working on the bridge who were shot at by snipers, then that the NOPD shot and killed the snipers. AP reporting the contractors were not shot.

2 Responses to “Breaking News”

  1. John says:

    Yeah, I caught wind of the rumor over on Interdictor’s LiveJournal running from inside NO. There were so many conflicting reports on the wires, it took about an hour from the time I saw the rumor until it got cleared.
    Some rookie reporter (but knowing AP, it probably wasn’t a rookie) needs to loose his job over this. And never get a word into print again. Irresponsible idiot.

  2. I kept getting AP reports, AP reports. Ditto that, John. When it hits the AP it needs to be bare bones. Get it square before it goes out. That seems to be a problem lately.

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