NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - The Climana Neighborhood Association's new 'see it, shoot it, send it' initiative intends to out you in the driver's seat, allowing residents to actively participate in maintaining the quality of their neighborhood.
"We think it's going to be great for the neighborhood and for other neighborhoods in the city. This is something that can be shared by all of us throughout the city," says Joseph Peychaud with the Climana Neighborhood Association.
And after Tuesday night's multiple shootings in New Orleans and Wednesday's double shooting, police say expanding 'see it, shoot it, send it,' may help solve crimes, but caution safety is top priority.
Former Climana Neighborhood Association President Rosalind Peychaud came up with the idea to make it easier for people to report on issues in their neighborhood.
The initiative is not just about reporting crime, but blight as well.
The program allows the sender to remain anonymous and while that's an added perk for some, one Climana resident says that's not necessarily a good thing.
"I don't think about the cell phones because I'm not that tech savvy. I can snap pictures with a cell phone, but I think 3-1-1 is better because you're speaking to someone and you can be identified by your ID number that they give you," says Climana resident Gerri Addison.
Others argue that NOLA 311 is a burdensome resource.
Neighbors say city services are backlogged for weeks if not months in some cases.
'See it, shoot it, send it,' intends to take out the middle man by sending your photo directly to the right city department.
All you have to do is send your photo to the Climana Neighborhood Association's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"It's hard to always find those departments, so having a resource where you could just send something into one location and it being processed that would be neat," says New Orleans Resident Lindsay Girardeau.
Police say witness tips are helping in the shooting investigation, but Tuesday night's violence is in no way resolved.
All shooting investigations are open and ongoing.