New Orleans EMS Staffing Shortages Greatly Affecting 911 Response Times

NEW ORLEANS — There were 6 people wounded at last month’s mass shooting at the Balcony Bar on Magazine Street.

 New Orleans EMS made it to the scene three minutes after the initial 911 call.

 “We had a paramedic on the ground, assessing those who were injured,” NOEMS Chief Bill Salmeron said. “We transported three individuals from that scene and then later on, transported another individual from a hospital Uptown to the (University Medical Center) trauma center.”

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