Just days after the NOPD reported there had been an 8% reduction in murders in the city in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, the homicide toll is now higher than it was at this time last year.

The Advocate reports that 5 murders over the Labor Day weekend raised the murder count for 2014 to 101, 5 more than at this time a year ago.

There were a total of 156 homicides in the city in 2013.

In addition to the murders which occurred over the holiday weekend, three other people were shot and wounded.