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Two children reportedly shot in head among 3 killed at Gentilly family’s home

A quiet neighborhood in Gentilly near Dillard University woke up Friday to a scene of stunning violence, with police reporting three people, including two young children, found killed inside of a home on Touro Street. Another victim was injured by a firearm and had been hospitalized. 

Few details about killings were immediately available, but Police Superintendent Michael Harrison was on the scene Friday morning. “It really rattles everybody,” Harrison said. “That’s why you see us all out here.”

The coroner’s office identified those killed as Jumyrin Smith, 6; Justin Simms, 10; and Monique Smith, 30. All three were shot in the head, according to sources cited by WWL-TV. 

At one point Friday morning, a crying man rushed toward the tan brick house, yelling “That’s my daughter! Those are my grandkids!” But he was held back by officers.

Two children and their mother shot in head, killed at Gentilly family’s home

A quiet neighborhood in Gentilly near Dillard University woke up Friday to a scene of stunning violence, with police reporting three people, including two young children, found killed inside of a home on Touro Street. Another victim was injured by a firearm and had been hospitalized. 

Few details about killings were immediately available, but Police Superintendent Michael Harrison was on the scene Friday morning. “It really rattles everybody,” Harrison said. “That’s why you see us all out here.”

The coroner’s office identified those killed as Jumyrin Smith, 6; Justin Simms, 10; and Monique Smith, 30. All three were shot in the head, according to sources cited by WWL-TV, who also reported the woman killed is the children’s mother.

At one point Friday morning, a crying man rushed toward the tan brick house, yelling “That’s my daughter! Those are my grandkids!” But he was held back by officers.

Mother and sons killed in ‘horrific’ quadruple Gentilly shooting; daughter, 12, in serious condition

Residents on a quiet Gentilly street awoke Friday to a gruesome scene — a quadruple shooting that left a young mother and her two sons dead, with her 12-year-old daughter in serious condition at the hospital.

The shooting occurred before dawn, when New Orleans police officers were dispatched to a tan brick home in the 4200 block of Touro Street.

Though some neighbors said they didn’t hear any gunshots, officers who arrived at the home shortly after 4 a.m. found Monique Smith, 30, and her sons Jumyrin Smith, 6, and Justin Simms, 10, shot to death inside the house.

Also wounded by gunfire was Monique Smith’s 12-year-old daughter, A’Miya Smith, who was rushed to a hospital.

Smith and her two sons were all shot in the head, according to sources cited by WWL-TV. Police would not confirm how severely A’Miya was injured but said the girl was in serious condition.

Within hours, family members arrived

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_b5dc22b8-058b-11e7-939a-472d4fa9a877.html