Family identifies mother, daughter killed in N.O. East triple shooting

Family identifies mother, daughter killed in N.O. East triple shooting
Walesha Williams (Source: Family members)
Walesha Williams (Source: Family members)
The home on Duane Rd where a triple shooting took place Tuesday morning
The home on Duane Rd where a triple shooting took place Tuesday morning

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Family members have identified the mother and daughter killed Tuesday morning in a New Orleans East triple shooting.

The mother, her daughter and one other woman were shot just before 1 a.m. Tuesday in 14500 block of Duane Road in New Orleans East.

Police arriving on the scene found the three shot inside of a residence.

Walesha Williams, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to family members. Her daughter, 8-year-old Paris Williams, was also shot. Paris was rushed to a nearby hospital where she later died of her injuries.

A third woman, 39, was also shot several times at the scene. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify those responsible for the shooting, as well as a motive.

Police have not released details on who the suspected gunman or gunmen could be. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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