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3-year-old girl shot, killed in French Quarter home

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, April 27 2022 Apr 27, 2022 April 27, 2022 11:43 AM April 27, 2022 in News
Source: WWLTV
Photo via WWLTV

NEW ORLEANS - A 3-year-old girl was shot and killed in the French Quarter on Tuesday afternoon. 

The New Orleans Police Department told WWLTV the girl was shot inside a home on the 400 block of Burgundy Street.

Jake Stout, who lives on the same block, just heard screaming. He quickly realized what was going on when he saw people crowded around someone on the ground.

Philip Palumbo, a nearby bartender, also rushed out to help. He said he called 911 but was put on hold twice.

“They did call back, within about a minute or so but the fact, to get a recording for 911 when you’ve got a child dying on the sidewalk is pretty ridiculous,” Palumbo said.

The 3-year-old's brothers—a 17 and an 18-year-old—were both detained following the shooting. WWLTV says one of them was put in handcuffs and into the back of a police car.

Further information, including charges, if any, is still pending.

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