Jefferson Parish, La. - Police are investigating a double shooting that killed Willie Odom, 22, and Shawna Girod, 19, while two young children were in the car.
The shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning on Highway 90 near Lapalco Boulevard.
According to Sheriff Newell Normand, officers received a call concerning a one-car accident at the location. When deputies arrived on the scene they discovered a green Honda Accord in tall grass just off the roadway.
Police say the car had been shot multiple times.
Odom and Girod both were shot a number of times and were pronounced dead on the scene.
A four-year-old girl and a four-month-old boy were passengers in the car and were not hurt during the incident. They are currently staying with relatives.
A spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says Odom was the four-year-old girl's father and four-month-old boy was both Odom and Girod's son.
Brenda Odom is Willie Odom's mother. "I just want justice...," said Odom. So far, the JPSO has no suspects or motive in this case.
"Willie, he was full of life. He was funny. He loved his kids. He really love his kids no matter what," said Massey."She was a real nice friend to me too," she added. "Why? Why? I can't even imagine why."
If you have any information that can help police, call the JPSO Investigative Office at 504-363-5300 or Crimestoppers at 822-1111.
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