Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Supt. Ronal Serpas are appealing for the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a 13-month-old girl.
Little Londyn Samuels was being held by an 18-year-old baby sitter who was wounded in the Thursday night shooting. The sitter was walking with the child in the 2800 block of South Saratoga Street at the time.
A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case. Police have issued images from a surveillance video that shows two people — described as "persons of interest" — walking past a house in the area.
Friday morning, police questioned three people from a residence near where the shooting occurred.
At a Friday news conference, Landrieu and Serpas decried the lack of tips from area residents who likely know something about the shooting.
"This community has got to stand up and with force and power speak with one voice and say this is completely and totally unacceptable. The reason I'm saying this is because we've only had one call to Crimestoppers," Landrieu said.
"We would ask the people of New Orleans who know something about this to ask yourself, 'What kind of a man would shoot at a woman holding a child?'," Serpas said.
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