‘It is unbelievable’: New Orleans mother mourns loss of second son to gun violence

More than 40 years ago, Glory Thomas left a tiny town in central Louisiana and moved to New Orleans in search of a better life for her three boys. Since then, she’s lost two of her sons to gun violence.

Three days ago, Thomas placed a large bouquet of roses near the spot under the Interstate 10 overpass at Claiborne Avenue and Canal Street, where her oldest son was shot to death.

“That’s the reason we moved here, to give our children a better life,” Thomas said. “Not to be murdered like animals on the street.”