New Orleans has endured yet another painful episode of young men shooting at each other, for unknown reasons, at Bunny Friend Park. This time, 17 people were wounded on a Sunday evening when the park was a popular community meeting place.

But instead, it was a scene of chaos and people scattering for safety.

We share the frustration of Mayor Mitch Landrieu: “At the end of the day, it’s really hard to police against a bunch of guys who decide to pull out guns and settle disputes with 300 people in between them,” he told WWL-TV.

True. The only good thing is that with so many present, presumably there can be quick identification and arrest of the suspected shooters. But how does one prevent this kind of attack? The only thing for sure, is that you can’t have a successful city when people can’t enjoy their neighborhood park.