Big Chief's godmother beaten in mid-city, violent crime sparks concert

Big Chief's godmother beaten in mid-city, violent crime sparks concert

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 76-year-old Mid-City woman is recovering from a severe concussion and gash in her head after she was attacked on Tuesday, and now her godson, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr., is planning a violence awareness concert in her honor.

"There's just so much going on, and it just takes one person to stop all of this," Dollis said.

On Thursday, Dollis said he was still shocked after the violent attack on his godmother. She told police that two men wearing white gauze around their mouths beat her and gave her a concussion.

Doctors used staples to close the gash in the victim's head after the men stole her car and cell phone around 11:30 p.m.

"It's really beyond any one victim. There's really clearly a chronic problem in our city and an inability to deal with crime throughout all our communities," New Orleans resident Baty Landers said.

"Somebody who is 76 years old, you never want to see them go through something like that," Dollis said. "They could have just said, 'give it here' and left it alone. They didn't have to bust her head and beat her up like that because that's not right."

On Wednesday, Dollis planned and created an event to try and stop more violent attacks on residents. He booked a musical and community involvement concert at Carver Theater on June 5 that is free to the public.

Dollis says several youth organizations are attending to get children involved in the community.

"It's kind of scary because New Orleans because is known for food, our entertainment, our culture and certain people you talk to don't want to come down here no more just because they're scared they might not make it back home," Dollis said.

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