New Orleans Homicide Detectives are investigating a triple homicide involving one of their own.
It happened Wednesday night in Gentilly.
Police say a mother and two of her children were shot to death.
WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter was on the scene. He files this report.
“I’m just speechless right now, because I can’t believe this you know,” neighbor Simone Boyer said.
Homicide Detectives scoured the area surrounding a home in the 4400-hundred block of Jeannie Marie Place in Gentilly.
They were searching for clues in the death investigation of one of their own.
The victim’s frantic son, alerted neighbors.
“Just running up and down the street hollering, he shot my mom but then after we found out, it was more than just the mother,” neighbor Brenda Cook said.
Police tell WGNO News a police dispatcher and two of her children were fatally shot around eleven o’clock Wednesday night.
Neighbors report hearing a series of gunfire; but it was Simone Boyer’s mother who made the gruesome discovery.
“She heard the gunfire and then went out to see what was going on and she found these bodies in the garage, so that hurts her, you know,” Boyer said.
Crime Scene Detectives discovered the body of the 41-year old dispatcher, her 18-year old son, and 20-year old daughter in the rear of the home, inside of the family’s garage.
It was the beginning of a night long investigation that left many onlookers with more questions than answers.
“It’s a quiet neighborhood, you know, you never hear anything like that,” Cook said.
A large contingent of NOPD Officers was present on the scene, including Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
All were visibly shaken; so too were dozens of neighbors who could not believe the hard-working mother of four would fall victim to an emergency, for which there would be no help.
Early Thursday morning investigators had not identified the suspected shooter.