New Iberia residents not surprised by yet another fatal shooting in their neighborhood

Posted at 5:52 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 19:14:29-05

New Iberia police are piecing together information after a deadly shooting in New Iberia Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Brian Delandro, originally from Houma, but had been living in New Iberia.

Police say Delandro was shot on Lee Street near the intersection of Pershing Street.

KATC reached out to police for more details, but they haven’t gotten back to us as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Neighbors say they weren’t surprised to hear about yet another shooting.

“Every day is violent. You might walk out of your house and you walk into violence,” said Guwop.

The men we talked with would only give us their aliases.

They say it’s because they don’t want to be targeted in a neighborhood that is notoriously violent.

The neighbors showed us bullet holes in both the inside and outside of a corner convenience store that they frequently stop at.

The men claim that it’s a lack of activities for younger people to do that helps drive the violence.

“They ain’t got no basketball court. They ain’t got no football field for us to play. They ain’t got no game center,” said Guwop.

“We ain’t got much to do, like New Orleans, so our activity is to kill,” said Sanchez.

They say more frequently than not the violence builds on social media where people create hit lists for the people they want to target.

“We create conflicts with people we ain’t gotta be on that level with,” explained Sanchez.