Source: Alexander Smith / NBC News
The teenager, whom police described as the child’s caretaker, was walking with the baby just before 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET) on the 2800 block of South Saratoga Street when gunfire erupted, police said. After she and the baby girl were both shot, the wounded teenager ran into a residence and the people living there called police.
According to the statement by the New Orleans Police Department, the baby was pronounced dead at the hospital and the 18-year-old is in a stable condition.
Superintendent Ronal Serpas said of the two unknown men believed to be responsible: “These men took a baby’s life tonight, and wounded a young woman. They don’t deserve to walk freely among the people of New Orleans. They must answer for what they’ve done.
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