UPDATE: The Orleans Parish coroner has released the name of a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a 12-year-old relative Jan. 12, identifying the victim as Alisia Williams.
The boy was arrested as a juvenile. Police have not released any other information about him, including how he is related to the victim.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 9-year-old female was shot in New Orleans East Saturday night (Jan. 12), around 11 p.m. on the 6700 block of Bundy Road, according to New Orleans police.
Seventh District officers were responding to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area where they found the victim lying on the floor, apparently suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was taken to an area hospital where she later died, according to NOPD.
Investigators are gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible and their motive. No further information is available at this time. Upon completion of autopsy and notification of the family, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine an official cause of death and release the victim’s name.
With any information on this incident, you can contact Sarah Cherny at 504-658-5300 or you can call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.
Correction: A previous version of this post reported the victim as an adult.