Woman, 2 kids killed in home; police describe ’horrific scene’

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News outlets quote New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as saying it was “a very horrific scene.” He says detectives don’t have a suspect or know of a motive.

All three lived in the home where they were killed Friday morning. Orleans Parish coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse has identified the dead as 30-year-old Monique Smith, and two boys, 6-year-old Jumyrin Smith and 10-year-old Justin Simms.

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and found the surviving female. During a subsequent search of the home, they found the woman and two children who had died. A news release from police says officers answered a report of a shooting about 4:20 a.m.

NEW ORLEANS — A shooting in a New Orleans home has left a woman and two children dead and a second female in serious condition at a hospital.

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