Friend mourns 15 year old who was shot and killed in Algiers

Teen shot in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - "I know his family is hurting. His mother is hurting and all of his friends," says Jasmine Berry.

Berry says she can't believe her friend is gone.

"All I can do is cry. I felt like he was just here and now he's gone," says Berry.

Family members say 15-year-old Chance Smith was shot and killed in the 3900 block of Sullen Street in Algiers Saturday evening.

"He's a good person. He's not a bad person. He wouldn't harm nobody. He wouldn't threaten nobody," says Berry.

She says Smith was going to visit her little brother when someone shot him in their driveway near the side door.

"I just heard people screaming, and I came out to find him right here," says Berry.

Berry says she called 911 and tried to give her friend CPR until help arrived.

"I tried, but I don't know nothing about medical stuff, but I tried my best," says Berry.

Police say Smith died at the hospital. Berry told FOX 8 that Smith was a freshman at McMain and was excited about being in high school.

"He was a baby and never even got to experience life," says Berry.

The NOPD says right now, there are no suspects and they need the public's help.

"That's all I pray for is justice so he can get some type of rest and his family can get some closure," says Berry.

Berry says Smith had a smile that could brighten up anyone's day.

If you know anything that could help police, call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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