Police: 8-year-old girl dies after shooter opens fire on car

An 8-year-old girl in southeastern Louisiana is dead after someone opened fire on the car she was in.

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 3:48 PM

HOUMA, La. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl in southeastern Louisiana is dead after someone opened fire on the car she was in. The police chief in Houma said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page that the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. Police Chief Dana Tymone Coleman says witnesses told police that a light-colored sedan was following a dark colored compact car that the girl was in and someone in the sedan was shooting at the other car. A man and a woman in the compact car then drove to the hospital with the child who was pronounced dead.

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