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Triple shooting takes the life of 9-year-old in New Orleans

2 months 6 days 22 hours ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 July 13, 2020 7:38 PM July 13, 2020 in News
Source: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS- A 9-year-old child was killed and two teenagers were wounded Monday evening in a triple shooting in the Seventh Ward, according to NOPD.

New Orleans Police Supt. Shaun Ferguson said the 9-year-old victim, who was later identified by family members as Devonta Bryant, died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head.

Two other victims ages 13-16 were also shot and injured, but Ferguson says the survivors are in stable condition.

Ferguson says the victims were approached by at least one suspect on foot who opened fire on them.

Authorities have not released a motive or potential suspects. Ferguson says these updates will come as investigators confirm the information.

The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. in the 2100 block of Pauger Street in the Lower Seventh Ward neighborhood.

Police and EMS officials initially reported a fourth victim being possibly connected to the incident, but learned that only three victims were shot.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Crimestoppers at 504-837-8477.

I am pleading with you, the community, to come forward with any information," Ferguson said. "We do not want any street justice. We do not want any more blood on our streets." 

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