Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

5-year old girl killed, 10-year old boy injured, and three others shot, one fatally, in New Orleans mass shooting

Briana Allen, age 5
A 10-year old boy was having a birthday party in New Orleans.  That's when three gunmen opened fire on the partiers.  A 5-year old girl, Briana Allen, was killed.  A 10-year old boy was shot in the face and leg, but survived.  A mother of three young children was shot and killed.  And two adult men were wounded.

One of the gunmen, 18-year old Leo Riles, turned himself in.

From the article:

Riles is accused of opening fire along with two other gunmen on a small crowd that had gathered for a 10-year-old boy’s birthday party just before 6pm last night in the 1200-block of Simon Bolivar Avenue. A 5-year-old girl was killed, as well as 33-year-old Shawanda Pierce, who was in her car about a block away from the party. A stray bullet went through Pierce’s windshield, and struck her in the face. She died a short time later at a nearby hospital.

The 10-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet on his face, and was also shot in the leg. He was treated and released from a hospital earlier today. 2 men, who were also wounded in the incident, were released from the hospital last night.
Two men, who were at the party but were not injured, appear to have been the intended target.  They are apparently uncooperative with police.

UPDATE (6/7/12):  A follow-up article and video regarding the funeral for the 5-year old victim, Briana Allen.

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