Monument to man shot to death in French Quarter grows

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By journalsofus.com


NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A monument now marks the spot where a man was shot and killed in the French Quarter, just steps from the Krewe of Boo! parade route.

The NOPD has released little information about the victim, but those who were in the area Sunday afternoon say his name was “Goblin.”

Police said the fatal shooting occurred around 9:01 p.m. on a walkway near the train tracks, steps from where St. Philip Street intersects Decatur Street.

No suspect or motive for the shooting has been revealed.

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Several passersby stopped to recognize the monument and pay their respects.

“You see things like that and it’s painful. You go around New Orleans and find some spots on neutral ground and things like that,” Christopher Magee said. “It shows you that someone passed away and whoever did it, they had a lot of love for someone.”

Magee says he frequents that area near the river and calls for an end to the murders.

“There is a lot of danger in New Orleans. There is danger everywhere,” Magee said. “If you’ve been watching the news, there are things that happen to older people. They are not doing anything. They have nothing to do with anything. “I wouldn’t blame the parade, I would just blame it on another bad incident that happened on another day.”

The NOPD says the victim was a local. The investigation is ongoing.

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