Mixed results face cities struggling with homicides after first quarter of 2019

What are some cities doing better than others?

Last weekend's Nipsy Hussle shooting in Los Angeles followed an outbreak including 26 other shootings during the previous week, according to The Washington Post:

This was an exception to recent progress, such as when Los Angeles officials reported in December that they were on track to have the lowest number of homicides in 50 years, according to The Los Angeles Times:

New York City just had their lowest overall first-quarter crime rate in 25 years, but shootings and murders were up, according to the New York Daily News:

Both shootings and homicides dropped sharply this quarter in Chicago, continuing a decline since 2016, according to The Chicago Tribune:

In New Orleans, the murder rate dropped more than 40 percent during the first quarter, when compared to last year's pace, according to NOLA.com:

Meanwhile, Charlotte is suffering a dramatic increase in homicides so far this year, according to wfae.org:

Here in Philadelphia: First quarter fatal shootings in Philadelphia are up more than 25 percent over last year's rate, and total shooting victims are up more than five percent, according to this breakdown of city data at @phillydotcom: