UPDATE: Community members will gather for a vigil at 7pm Tuesday night outside the home of Arabian Gayles. All are welcome to attend.
An 11-year-old girl who was shot early Monday morning at a home on General Ogden Street died from her wounds after being rushed to a hospital
Arabian Gayles suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Wounded in the shooting were an 11-year-old female cousin who sustained injuries to her elbow and hand and a 38-year-old man who was shot in the back.
It happened around 12:15am at a house in the 1300 block of General Odgen.
The NOPD says gunmen approached the home and opened fire. An adult female and another child in the house escaped injury.
Investigators have canvassed the neighborhood to gather information and Crime Lab technicians are analyzing more than a dozen bullet casings recovered from the scene. The casings are of different types, so detectives believe there were multiple gunmen involved.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging anyone with information to step forward.
Referencing the shooting death last Thursday night of a 13-month old girl, the Mayor said, "Within a week's time, two young lives were taken in our city. Both of these unspeakable tragedies leave behind families who are searching for answers. The NOPD is working around the clock to pursue those responsible for these crimes, now we need the community to come forward with information."
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas described it as a case of "unconscionable, reckless violence."
"I want the people of New Orleans to know that our Homicide division was on the scene of this crime minutes after the shots rang out, and our detectives are following up on every piece of information they have obtained. Again, we need the community to step up to assist us in making those responsible pay for their actions," Serpas said.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment of a suspect or suspects in the case. Anybody with information is asked to call 822-1111.