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Man killed two years after daughter died

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago October 20, 2013 Oct 20, 2013 Sunday, October 20 2013 October 20, 2013 6:15 PM in News
By: AP

NEW ORLEANS - A man shot to death in New Orleans has been identified as the father of a little girl who died amid gun violence in 2011.

Twenty-five-year-old Rakeem Holmes was shot to death Saturday night. Police said Holmes was found on a sidewalk and pronounced dead at the scene. No suspects have been identified.

The Times-Picayune reports that Holmes was identified at the scene by the Rev. Lisa Fitzpatrick. She said she had taken Holmes under her wing after the death of his daughter.

Two-year-old Keira Holmes was killed when gunfire erupted while she played outside the B.W. Cooper housing development in 2011.

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