BY MISSY WILKINSON | NOLA.com | MAY 23, 2022

The New Orleans coroner on Monday released the names of three people slain during a violent weekend that included two mass shootings — one in the Lower 9th Ward on Friday night, which wounded four people, one fatally, and one in the Central Business District early Sunday, which wounded three men, one fatally.

There have been 117 homicides so far in 2022, according to the Metropolitan Crime Commission. That marks a 56% increase in homicides compared with the same time period last year.

The coroner identified Rolanda Williams, 36, as the woman fatally shot in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway on Friday. Officers were called to the scene at 4:49 p.m. Emergency Medical Services declared Williams dead there, officials said.

Carl Wright, 31, was identified as the man fatally shot outside his Treme house in the 300 block of Governor Nicholls Street at about 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Jermaine Hulbert, 42, was killed in a mass shooting in a parking lot in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue. First responders declared Hulbert dead there and took a 50-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man to a hospital for treatment. Police said a wounded 29-year-old woman made her own way to a hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

No other details were immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.