Massacre in New Orleans leaves mother and two sons dead, daughter injured

By Associated Press and Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Police in New Orleans are searching for suspects in a shooting rampage that has left a woman and her two young sons dead and a daughter injured Friday morning

Orleans Parish coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse has identified the deceased as 30-year-old Monique Smith, and two boys, six-year-old Jumyrin Smith and 10-year-old Justin Simms.

All three lived in a brick house in the 4200 block of Touro Street where they were shot dead at around 4am.

Mother slaughtered: Monique Smith, 30, was found fatally shot in the head along with her two sons, ages six and 10, inside the family's home in New Orleans overnight    Monique Smith is pictured with 6-year-old Jumyrin Smith and 10-year-old Justin Simms

Police responded to 4200 block of Touro Street at 4.20am after getting calls about shots fired

Relatives say the surviving victim of the massacre is Smith’s daughter. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison described the scene inside the slain family’s home in the Gentilly section of New Orleans as ‘very horrific.’

Hard-working: Ms Smith had worked as the head cook at a local diner for four yearsA news release from police says officers answered a report of a shooting at 4.20am and found the surviving girl.

During a subsequent search of the home, they found the bodies of Monique Smith and her two sons. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

The station WWL reported, citing unnamed sources, that the mother and sons were shot in the head inside their bedrooms.

Jumyrin Smith was reportedly shot in the face.

Ms Smith had worked as the head cook at Ted’s Frostop Diner for four years.

The woman’s grieving co-workers described her as a beloved member of staff.

A neighbor of the family told Nola.com Smith and her children had moved into the home on Touro Street about a year ago.

Police have not identified a suspect or a motive in the quadruple shooting.

A neighbor of the family told Nola.com Smith and her children had moved into the home on Touro Street about a year ago.

Police have not identified a suspect or a motive in the quadruple shooting.

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