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Grief counselors help classmates of children slain in Gentilly quadruple shooting

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Grief counselors are at an Uptown school to comfort the classmates of two boys shot to death with their mother on Friday morning.

Monique Smith, 30, and her children Jumyrin, 6 and Justin 10, were shot to death in their Gentilly home Friday morning in the 4200 block of Touro Street.

A fourth victim, a 12-year-old girl, remains in the hospital. 

The counselors will be at Samuel Green Charter School working with both students and faculty.

School administrators say they knew something was wrong Friday when the Smith kids didn't show up for class.

Two of them were scheduled to get awards.

New Orleans police found Monique Smith and her two sons shot to death early Friday morning.

Monique's 12-year-old daughter survived the shooting.

A local psychologist says it’s so important for children who knew the Smith kids to receive counseling because a loss like this is incredibly hard to process.

At this point, it appears investigators have more questions than answers.

“We are working to identify a motive. We are working to identify how or why this would happen and of course who would've done this," New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison said.

Police continue to ask anyone with information on this case to come forward.

Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward.

Counselors will be at the Green school all day working with students and the teachers, helping them process this loss.

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