Insurgency: Police shot eight people carrying guns on a New Orleans bridge Sunday, killing five or six of them. The shootings took place on the Danziger Bridge, which connects Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.
Update: The Army Corps of Engineers told AP that 14 contractors escorted by police were fired upon while crossing the Danziger Bridge, which spans a canal connecting Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. Corps spokesman John Hall told AP the contractors were on their way to launch barges into Lake Pontchartrain to help fix a breech in the 17th Street Canal.
Update II: Adding to the surreal battlefield nature of the what’s on the ground in New Orleans, CNN is reporting, “a rescue helicopter crashed northwest of downtown New Orleans Sunday evening. The pilot and crew were rescued, said those aboard another helicopter hovering above just after the crash. The mangled Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma was lying on its side about four miles from downtown. The Coast Guard carried the crew from the scene on another helicopter.”