Andrea Samuels and Keion Reed, the parents of 1-year-old Londyn Samuels, the little girl who was senselessly shot to death on the streets of New Orleans Thursday night, released a statement through a family spokesperson on Aug. 31 pleading for an end to gun violence against children.
NBC News quoted the family spokesperson as saying:
"There has to be some kind of good to come out of this," Angela Robertson said as the family made funeral plans for slain toddler Londyn Samuels.
"We hope Londyn's name is going to make some kind of change. Maybe she can be a miracle."
Investigators are still searching for any witnesses to the shooting, and for the suspected shooters. Images of the suspected shooters captured by a nearby surveillance camera have been released by the New Orleans Police Department (NOLA).
Londyn and her 18-year-old babysitter were outside the Samuels’ home Thursday night around 8:20 p.m. when they were both shot. Londyn’s bullet wound proved fatal.
An 18-year-old sitter was carrying Londyn home from the park when a gunman fired two shots at her Thursday night. One of the bullets hit the teen's back, exited her chest and killed the little girl, police said.
Police are currently searching for two suspected shooters.
"What kind of a man would shoot at a woman holding a child?" Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked Friday as he pleaded for witnesses to come forward.
A funeral for Londyn Samuels is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7.
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