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NOPD questioning those inside home after morning SWAT situation

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A SWAT team is called to Central City after police tried to interview a person or persons in a residence in the 2800 block of LaSalle St. A SWAT team is called to Central City after police tried to interview a person or persons in a residence in the 2800 block of LaSalle St.

New Orleans, La. - Residents in the Central City area awoke Friday morning to members of the New Orleans police SWAT team searching the area around the 2800 block of LaSalle St.

A police spokesman says just after midnight, detectives tried to interview someone at a residence in that block. It is unclear how many people were in the house at the time. But police say that the occupants would not cooperate or be interviewed.

Police sent a SWAT team to the area around 3 a.m. They blocked of several streets and started canvassing the area.

The scene was several blocks from where a baby and her babysitter were shot. The 13-month-old later died at the hospital. The 18-year-old babysitter is being treated for her injuries. Police have not said if the victims were the intended targets. A police spokesman would not say if the SWAT team's search is connected to the shootings.

Just after 8am, SWAT team members and officers with the NOPD made contact with two adult females and one adult male inside the home and interview them. Three children were also inside of the residence. No one was injured.

Several streets in the area were closed, but have since reopened.

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