NEW ORLEANS -- A mother and her two children remain in critical condition following a deadly shooting that left two people dead and five people injured Sunday night in the Lower 9th Ward.
Around 8 p.m., Alanna Romain and her two children, four-year-old Jamal Romain and two-year-old Kyle Riley, were injured Sunday when a someone opened fire on a house in the 5400 block of Burgundy Street in the Lower Ninth Ward. Jamal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and Kyle was shot in the eye.
Wayne Romain Sr. said Kyle would be blind for the rest of his life, while Jamal has serious brain injuries.
Two people were killed in the melee. Terrance McBride, 33, and Jasmine Anderson, 16, died in the shooting. Anderson was killed the day before she was going to attend her first day of school at ReNew Cultural Arts Academy. McBride appeared to be the intended target in the shooting, Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Monday.
Two others were also injured in the shooting, a 37-year-old was treated and released and a 13-year-old remains under evaluation.
Bourbon Heat, the French Quarter bar, where Romain works will hold a benefit for her and her family on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Police have not made any arrests in connection with the shooting. Witnesses observed a dark-colored vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord, with a Louisiana commercial license plate fleeing the scene, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.