New Orleans Police are searching for whoever was responsible for the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl late Sunday night.
Authorities responded to a report of a shooting on Delery Street just before midnight on Sunday, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Officers found a 12-year-old girl with gunshot wounds. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead, a police news release stated.
Two other people, including a 19-year-old man, were also shot. Information about the second victim was not immediately available, police said. The 19-year-old is currently listed in critical condition.
A suspect has not been identified and a motive is unknown, police said.
There have been 67 firearm homicide incidents so far this year, a 24% increase from this point in 2020, according to data from New Orleans Police.