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Mid-City residents hopeless after 3 murdered on their block

View of a bullet hole from inside a resident's home. (FOX 8 Photo) View of a bullet hole from inside a resident's home. (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

You speak with people who live on the 3700 block of Ulloa and get a sense of hopelessness. This comes after a shooting Tuesday night that killed three and left two others wounded.

"I don't even know what to say right now," said one resident, who asked to remain anonymous.

"They just don't have no regard for life anymore. None," another resident added.

"The streets in New Orleans here is like hell," Jimmie Mae Holmes said.

The lives of Darome Hamilton, Bobbie Basquine and Glenquel Emerson: 34, 24 and 20 respectively, ultimately ended at the doorsteps of Mid-City residents.

"A young man laying, like, by my door of the gate trying to get away," Holmes said, "but he was shot all up in the face."

"Right here, there was a dead body lying right there where he's standing," another resident said.

"It's a really traumatizing situation right now," said another.

Neighbors said they are shaken by the violence.

"I barely slept last night," Holmes said.

Holmes had her own hopes dashed in an eerily similar way.

"I lost my only son by a gun, my first-born was killed March 17, 1990, and I go through that on a daily basis," she said.

In the stats, this neighborhood will go down as the scene of the crime, but for people who live here it's still home.
 

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