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Toddler shot, killed in house in New Orleans' French Quarter

AP A LA USA French Quarter
Posted at 8:21 AM, Apr 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 11:34:10-04

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a 3-year-old girl was fatally shot inside a house in the city's French Quarter.

Investigators were questioning her brothers, who are believed to be 17 and 18 years old.

A police district commander, Capt. Hans Ganthier, said authorities don't know whether the shooting Tuesday afternoon was accidental.

He said the toddler and her brothers were staying in the house where the shooting occurred. It's unclear whether the home was their permanent residence.

The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in an area of residences, neighborhood bars and other businesses just two blocks away from Bourbon Street.

The child died at a hospital.