NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - As torn crime tape dangled from a light pole, more than a dozen people gathered nearby Wednesday to catch the bus at Canal and South Rampart streets.
"There's so much crime every day all around us. There's so much happening, and I'm not afraid because I always have God with me, but you still have to be cautious," Kathy Davis said.
Just 24 hours earlier, police were investigating a shooting and the 100 block of South Rampart Street was crowded with NOPD officers and EMS workers.
Police released surveillance video showing two men, believed to be the shooters, running from the scene. A 24-year-old man was shot several times and is in critical but stable condition at the hospital.
"I've seen people with guns all the time out here," Pete Larue said.
People waiting for the bus know the risk of becoming a victim.
"There's guns right here. If you don't think so, you're crazy," Larue said.
"It's a chance that you take every day when you come out here," Davis said.
Police have investigated as many as six shootings around Rampart and Canal since March of 2014. According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, all of them happened between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
People waiting for the bus say they'll take precautions.
"It's about being aware of your surroundings," Larue said.
"Always observe your surroundings, and if anything looks weird or strange, you might want to go somewhere else," Davis said.