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Man, baby killed in NO bridge shooting

3 years 6 months 1 week ago November 14, 2013 Nov 14, 2013 Thursday, November 14 2013 November 14, 2013 6:31 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A man and his 7-month-old son were shot and killed in an apparent ambush on a New Orleans bridge.

Police spokesman Frank B. Robertson III says someone opened fire on the 25-year-old man Wednesday night as he rode in the back seat of a black Honda Accord on the Crescent City Connection bridge.

Robertson says the child was in a car seat beside him. The driver and another woman who was riding in the passenger seat were not hurt.

The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The shooting happened just past the toll plaza area on the West Bank entrance to the bridge.

Robertson says police do not have a named suspect, but believe the shooter knew the man.

Image courtesy: Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune/Associated Press

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