Boston Shootings Up 30%; Mayor Seeks New Strategy

Mayor Martin Walsh called an urgent City Hall meeting today to brainstorm solutions ahead of the sweltering, often violent summer months. “It’s a strategy meeting, changing the strategy of what we’ve done so far,” Walsh said. “My concern is that there will be potentially innocent people that get caught in a drive-by.”

New Orleans Has Record-Setting Day for Shootings

“We’re going to have to change who we are, how we are and how we act,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu after three people were shot dead and 10 people wounded by gunfire in five separate shootings on Saturday. As of Sunday morning, more than 300 people have been killed or wounded by gunfire in New Orleans, a rate of roughly two people a day.