Death – 7-year-old girl shot and killed while riding in car with mom

Death – Obituary

Police say it happened near General De Gaulle Drive and Hendee Street.

NEW ORLEANS — A 7-year-old child was shot and killed while riding in a car with her mother and another sibling Sunday night on General DeGaulle in Algiers near the Orleans/Jefferson Parish line.

The shooting occurred at 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of General DeGaulle and Hendee Street.

According to the NOPD, the mother and her two children were riding in the car near the intersection when the mother said she heard gunfire.

The mother drove to the 1200 block of Milton Street in Gretna and called police.

The 7-year-old child was rushed to the hospital where she died. The mother and the other child were not injured.

“It’s very disheartening,” said NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson. “I can only imagine what this family is going through right now on a holiday weekend, the day after Christmas. What can a 7-year-old have possibly done to be a victim of such a heinous crime.”

The investigation is ongoing and police said that no further information is available at this time.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim and conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause death.

Anyone with information on the fatal shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.