By Carlie Kollath Wells & Missy Wilkinson | | March 22, 2022

The New Orleans coroner identified five people killed by gunfire recently in New Orleans, including a Bourbon Street bartender. Two teenagers are also among the dead.

Over the last seven days, 13 people have been murdered in New Orleans, according to the Metropolitan Crime Commission. This is the first time the homicide weekly total has hit the double digits since the nonprofit began tracking crime trends in 2019.

Cat’s Meow bartender killed on Bourbon Street

Spencer Hudson, 46, was bartending at the Cat’s Meow early Sunday when someone fired a gun in the 700 block of Bourbon Street, the coroner said. A bullet passed through an exterior shutter and into the bar, hitting Hudson in the chest.

Hudson, from Georgia, was found behind the bar in a seated position, as if he collapsed to the floor where he was standing, police said.

Police arrested Daphney D. Jackson, 24, and booked her on counts of manslaughter, obstruction of justice and illegal use of weapons.

Teen killed in Lafon Drive shooting

A 15-year boy killed in a shooting Thursday has been identified as Rodkeys Deion Petty. Police responded to the call around 5 a.m.

He was shot while inside a vehicle and died at the scene, according to police.

Man shot dead in car in Central City 

Aron Quinn was shot to death Wednesday night at Willow and Third streets in Central City, the coroner said. He was 29, according to his wife.

Quinn had been traveling in a black, four-door Infiniti Q50 with a baby seat in the rear when unidentified people in a light-colored SUV exited their vehicle and opened fire on the car, police said.

Woman found slain by gunshot in Central City

Ciara Bullock was killed in a shooting Saturday in the 3000 block of South Saratoga Street in Central City. Police found her unresponsive and on the sidewalk around 2:45 a.m.

She was 35, according to the coroner.

Man dies in hospital after being shot in Plum Orchard

Kayvon Le Blanc was fatally wounded in a shooting Saturday in the 4500 block of Dodt Avenue.

He arrived at a hospital around 5:40 p.m. Saturday in a private vehicle and later died from his injuries. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. He was 18.

People with information about the killings may contact Crimestoppers anonymously at (504) 822-1111.

Staff writer Ramon Antonio Vargas contributed to this story.