A disturbing phenomenon: New Orleans' killings, shootings have risen sharply since coronavirus

A 9-year-old boy gunned down in front of his family in Treme. A 34-year-old man shot and killed in a dispute over a car title. Three men shot, one of them fatally, on a sunny afternoon in St. Roch.

The events of the past month illustrate a disturbing phenomenon: Killings and shootings have risen steeply since the coronavirus hit New Orleans, mirroring a national trend that has further rattled communities reeling from the pandemic and its economic...