Meg Farris / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- Police are looking for whoever opened fire at a house in the Lower Ninth Ward Sunday night, killing two people and injuring five others, among those wounded were three children: a two-year-old, a four-year-old and a 13-year-old.
Around 8 p.m. witnesses say a dark-colored vehicle drove up and someone inside started shooting at the victims. A 16-year-old girl and Terrance McBride, 33, both died on the scene, the two-year-old and the four-year-old children are in critical condition.
Monday was supposed to be the first day of school for Jasmine Anderson, the 16-year-old victim, at ReNew Cultural Arts Academy.
One classmate could be seen leaving in tears at the school Monday morning as news spread of Anderson's murder. The student left with her mother after learning of the death her friend.
'There's a group that shared homeroom with Jasmine last year. It was a all girls group, so they feel a special sort of connection and so the kids especially in that homeroom are having a hard time as they should,' said Kevin Guitterriez, President of Renew Schools.
While students dealt with the death of Anderson at the Irish Channel school, at the scene of the murder in the Lower 9th Ward, people gathered to pray and remember those who were killed and shot Sunday night.
Councilman James Gray was also at the scene, as New Orleans police officers continued to investigate the murder and look for clues.
Superintendent Ronal Serpas called a 2 p.m. press conference to update possible developments in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
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