Baby shot, killed, babysitter injured

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POSTED: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 11:53am
UPDATED: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 11:54am

A large crowd gathered in Central City Friday night to mourn the murder of Londyn Samuels.

The 1-year-old New Orleans girl was shot and killed in the care of her baby-sitter.

Detectives are now looking for two people of interest...and community members are saying enough is enough.

"Well-wishers continue to show up here to pay their condolences to Londyn Samuels. The 1-year-old was tragically shot and killed here in this Central City community that continues to see young lives lost way too soon."

"Londyn was my world, she was my everything. she was my reason for getting up in the morning."

That's the voice of a grieving young dad who showed up tonight with family, friends and strangers to remember his little girl, Londyn.

"God we ask you to stop this murdering Lord, stop this killing, Lord. stop the crime Lord."

The one-year-old's uncle stood by his brother's side...and thanked the community for all of its support.

"My first niece, hate bury her but the tragic that people do, there's nothing you can do."

Time can't be reversed to stop the tragedy that unfolded....

The NOPD says around 8:30 last night, the infant was with her 18-year-old baby-sitter when shots rang out in the 2800 block of south saratoga in central city.

Police say two shots were fired & at least one bullet hit the teen and then struck Londyn who died from her injuries.

"Parents aren't suppose to bury their children and we have two instances of that today."

Detectives have released these surveillance images of what police are calling quote: "Two persons of interest" seen hanging out in the area before and after the deadly shooting.

Earlier in the day, a swat roll was called to a home in the 2800 block of Lasalle where the NOPD says three people were questioned and evidence seized connected to the case.

"I'm also from the hood, I grew up in the hood but I made a change for the right."

Tonight a plea from residents like Necole Gutter...born and raised in the neighborhood asking those involved in crime...and those watching from the sidelines to rise up...and make it stop.

"My message to them is open your eyes because eventually it can be your children. It can be you and you'll want someone to stand up and say what they saw. Let them know we're not taking it no more." 

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