1-year-old child shot to death in Central City, babysitter wounded

Police are investigating the shootings of a an 18-year-old woman and a 1-year-old toddler in Central City.  The child was killed and the woman, her babysitter, is being treated for a gunshot wound to the back.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has identified the child as Londyn Samuels.

NOPD says the shooting happened around 8:20 Thursday evening in the 2800 block of S. Saratoga, near Washington.  Officers say the woman was walking with the child when they were shot.  Both were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the toddler died.  The woman is expected to survive her wound.

Police have no word yet on a motive in the case or whether the woman was the target of the shooting. But NOPD Supt. Ronal Serpas told reporters that investigators are searching for two subjects who may be responsible for the shooting.

Please call NOPD or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 if you have any information about this deadly crime.