Orleans Parish Coroner Jeffrey Rouse has identified seven homicide victims killed in seven separate incidents during a bloody week in New Orleans.
Travis Williams Jr., 22, died at a hospital after he was shot about 4 p.m. July 2 while working on a house in Mid-City at St. Peter and North Lopez streets.
About an hour later, Bradley Depenis, 34, was shot and killed in the 3900 block of Hollygrove Street.
Then about 8:15 p.m., Jermal Jarrell, 22, was shot at Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street. He was taken to a hospital, where he died of a gunshot wound that night.
Those three deaths, along with the identification of slain St. Augustine High School Student Jawara Givens, 18, prompted Rouse to take to Twitter last week to express his horror at the outpouring of violence.
“4 homicides in 6 hours this afternoon. Four, for Christ’s sake,” Rouse tweeted.
Givens’ funeral is scheduled for Friday.
Rouse also officially identified Milan Arriola, 20, as a homicide victim who died of a gunshot wound July 3. The daughter of New Orleans police Officer Imani Ruffins and the niece of jazz performer Kermit Ruffins, Arriola was shot in Gentilly, but her body was found in the 1900 block of North Broad Street.
Her funeral is scheduled for Monday.
Cesar Rivera, 27, died Sunday of blunt-force trauma he suffered in the 4300 block of Washington Avenue.
On Tuesday, William Howard, 31, was shot and killed in the 8700 block of Gervais Street in New Orleans East.
Early the next morning, Dariante Jones, 21, was shot and killed near O’Reilly and North Johnson streets.