UPDATE: May, 30,2012 — 10:14 P.M.
Leo Riles, 18, has turned himself in for the murder of a 5-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman in New Orleans. He has still has not implicated anyone else in the shootings, though surveillance video captured a group of men involved in the altercation, reports NOLA.com.
After being shot at a birthday party in New Orleans, Louisiana, a 5-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital, where she died from her injuries, reports NOLA.com.
According to NOPD, a 33-year-old woman, who had nothing to do with the shooting, also died after a bullet traveled three blocks and hit her while she was driving her car. A witness reports that an officer was pumping the woman’s chest when he passed by.
“He was trying to save her,” he said.
A 24-year-old man sustained a gunshot to the face and a ten-year-old had graze wounds to his face and leg.
“It was my grandson’s birthday party,” said the grandmother of the 10-year old.
She told police that men were shooting at another group of men who ran towards the party.
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While New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas was measured with his words, merely calling it an act of “cowardice,”Mayor Mitch Landrieu called a spade a spade, saying the shooters were “irrational thugs” who didn’t care about a child’s birthday party.
SEE NOLA report below:
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