Saturday, June 17, 2006

Nothing changes: 5 coffins, 5 funerals, 5 families destroyed. Times-Picayune Updates: "
In the bloodiest slaughter to unfold on the streets of New Orleans in more than a decade, five teen-agers were shot and killed before dawn Saturday when one or more gunmen pumped a barrage of bullets into their sport utility vehicle as they rode through a sparsely occupied neighborhood in Central City.

Police had no suspects late Saturday, but based on “the sheer carnage” of the crime, investigators believe the massacre was rooted in an altercation over drugs or was carried out in retaliation for an earlier dispute, New Orleans Police Department Capt. John Bryson said.

“Somebody wanted them dead, obviously,” Bryson said. “They intended these five people to be dead.”

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