Violent Weekend In French Quarter

Business is returning to the French Quarter and along with it comes the problems. This last weekend in April 2021 has been a violent one.

Early Saturday morning about 1:15 AM 5 people on Bourbon street were wounded by gunfire. On the 300 block of Bourbon Street an argument between two men escalated into gun shots that left those people with non life threatening injuries. The victims ages ranged from 20 to 60 years old.

25 hours later a 33 year old woman was grazed in the leg by a bullet at Bourbon and Canal streets about 2:00 AM on Sunday morning

#NOPD looking for street performer who wears a Star Wars Chewbacca costume, believed to be unknown black male in his 20s. Subject is suspected of stabbing victim w/knife during altercation on April 24. Call 504-658-6080 or @Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 with any information.

The stabbing incident took place on the 700 block of Toulouse Street about 8:50 PM. The condition of the victim is still unknown.

A long time Bourbon Street doorman told the Quarter Rat:
“3 street hustlers jumped him and tried to rob him by the RA Shop, he was defending him self by all account, no blood stains or blood trail. I did see a dude run by holding his stomach, evidently he fell out by Ricks in 300 block and that’s when (it is believed) NOPD got involved.”

The doorman joked, “He walked by me earlier that night and fist bumped me, I didn’t see any altercation at all? NOBODY gonna snitch on a Wookie.”

The odds of being stabbed by a Wookie are low, but never zero.