The NOPD is investigating a homicide in the 6700 block of Bundy Road.
At around 11:00 p.m., Seventh District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 9-year-old female victim lying down on the floor in the residence suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso area. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.
No further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detective Sarah Cherny is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.
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