A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed in New Orleans and now a 12-year-old relative is in custody.
According to NOPD the suspect, a 12-year-old male relative of the victim, was arrested and charged with negligent homicide.
Due to the suspect being a juvenile, NOPD will not release an identity.
The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 6700 block of Bundy Road.
Seventh District officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting in the area. Upon arrival, police found the 9-year-old girl lying down on the floor in the home.
Police said she was shot in the upper torso area. The victim died at the hospital.
Police said her name will be released once the family is notified and the coroner’s office finishes an autopsy.