Nola’s violent crime compared to a horror movie
“It’s like the purge. You can commit any crime, no one comes looking for you.”
NEW ORLEANS – A woman moves into her New Orleans home, two months later, bullets come through its walls.
We told you about the concerning violent crimes in New Orleans. A victim compared the crime to a scene from the movie ‘The Purge’ a day after bullets ripped through its walls.
NOPD officers responded to a shooting in Central City just before 6 p.m. Sunday. A woman contacted WWL-TV after bullets from the shooting ended up in her home.
After graduating from the Aveda Institute, 23-year-old Taylor Holliday was just beginning her career working in a salon in Central City. She moved into a neighboring apartment in March.
“I mean, living next to work was perfect,” the Houma native said.
Sunday evening, while she was inside her house, she heard loud noises.
“I thought it was firecrackers at first because I heard the fireworks from the river when they were doing stuff on the weekends, but then when I realized, ‘oh wait, that’s something something outside’ and it went from it’s something outside to there’s bullets hit my house, so I kind of ducked into a corner, hoping for the best,” said said Holiday.
She counted about six bullet holes in her house.
“I noticed there was a huge bullet hole behind my couch. That’s the first thing I noticed. It ripped through the wall, ripped through the pillow,” Holliday said.
NOPD responded at 5:52 p.m. to Josephine and Reverend John Raphael Jr. Way. Police said a man was standing outside and heard multiple gunshots. He then realized that he had been shot several times and he was taken to hospital.
It looked like he was on his knees, but I know they took him to an ambulance,” Holliday said.
The NOPD did not have an update on his condition on Monday or information on a possible suspect.
Holliday doesn’t know if she feels safe enough to continue living in New Orleans. For now, she plans to stay with her mom in Houma.
“I have clients, but since I don’t have family there, I have nothing to stay with if I don’t have to,” she said.
She fears that the number of crimes will continue to increase.
“It’s like the purge. You can commit any crime, no one comes looking for you,” Holliday said.
The NOPD is asking anyone with information that can help with this investigation to call NOPD Sixth District Detectives at 504-658-6060 or anonymously call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.