Five People Killed in New Orleans in 24-Hour Period

The senseless crime continues.

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Rapper Magnolia Shorty, born Renetta Lowe, was murdered in New Orleans.

Nola.com is reporting that between 10:30 Monday morning and Tuesday night, five people were killed on New Orleans streets, and three men were injured by gunfire. A 21-year-old man was shot dead in Algiers on Monday morning. Hours later, local rapper Magnolia Shorty and a 25-year-old man were shot several times inside a vehicle in eastern New Orleans. Andre Joseph, 37, died on the steps of a house on North Villere Street later that night. And on Tuesday morning, a maintenance worker discovered a man's body inside an apartment on Parc Brittany Boulevard. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpa noted that until the past weekend -- when two men were killed -- there hadn't been a fatal shooting in New Orleans for about two weeks. Now there are five, and just in time for the holidays. Shaking our heads over here at The Root.

Read more at Nola.com.