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Neighbors report 11-year-old girl wounded in General Ogden Street triple shooting has died
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 2, 2013 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch

Posted on 09/02/2013 9:34:08 AM PDT by BBell

Neighbors are reporting that one of the two 11-year-old girls wounded in a triple shooting early Monday inside a home on the 1300 block of General Ogden Street, has died. New Orleans police later confirmed the girl's death and said she had been shot in the head and brought to a nearby hospital early Monday in critical condition.

The Orleans Parish Corner's Office on late Monday morning identified the girl as Arabian Gayles. Several neighbors earlier in the day simply had said the girl was named "Raven."

The other girl, who neighbors said was Arabian Gayles' cousin, was struck in the arm and a 38-year-old man was hit in his shoulder as he walked past the double shotgun where Arabian, her mother, her siblings and other relatives lived, according to neighbors. The injuries of the other girl and the man were not considered life threatening, according to the NOPD.

Consuella Briggs, 55, said that her son, Tommy Briggs, was the man struck in the shoulder by a bullet as he walked down the street.

Nearby, Alicia Ellis, 23, said she'd heard Arabian and friends "playing right out here, for the longest," pointing to a thin strip of grass alongside her home, a few houses away from the scene of the shooting.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: louisiana; neworleans; nola; nopd; shooting
It's a sad state we are in when so many innocent children are being murdered. Just two days ago a 13 month old girl was killed and her 18 year old baby sitter was wounded.

New Orleans Baby Shot and Killed; Baby-Sitter Wounded

1 posted on 09/02/2013 9:34:09 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell
"Everyone knows this here is a block of children, everyone," Ellis said. "Why they come here, shoot here when they know, they know it's a block of children? It's not safe to play no more."

Authorities say a gunman walked up to the house in the 1300 block of General Ogden Street and began firing after 12:30 a.m. Labor Day.

What were they doing outside playing at 12:30 a.m.?

2 posted on 09/02/2013 9:41:01 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: BBell
More lives taken by the “bored” or by those who had a “bad day”. So sad.
3 posted on 09/02/2013 9:43:37 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: BBell
Elect DemoRats and watch your children die.
4 posted on 09/02/2013 9:43:54 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: BBell

Time for Jindal to send in the National Guard.


5 posted on 09/02/2013 9:45:23 AM PDT by seacapn
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To: BBell

Parents engaged in drug and gang activity looking for sympathy? The kids are dead because of the parents irrresponsibility........period! end of discussion


6 posted on 09/02/2013 9:45:36 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Veggie Todd

All the victims were in a house when someone started shooting in to the house.


7 posted on 09/02/2013 9:46:37 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Veggie Todd

You ever wonder why whites move out of a neighborhood when blacks move in?

It isn’t racism, it’s using good sense.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 9:47:00 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: ronnie raygun

Really? Where did you get your information.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 9:48:24 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: seacapn
A lot of locals would welcome the National Guard.

Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murder

10 posted on 09/02/2013 9:54:53 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell
and a 38-year-old man was hit in his shoulder as he walked past the double shotgun where Arabian, her mother, her siblings and other relatives lived

They lived in a shotgun? Well, that was a bad idea.

11 posted on 09/02/2013 9:58:04 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: seacapn
Time for Jindal to send in the National Guard.

Or maybe God should send Katrina back in case they did not get the message the first time...

12 posted on 09/02/2013 9:59:16 AM PDT by Bernard (The Road To Hell is not paved with good results.)
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To: BBell
First sentence of the article: "Neighbors are reporting that one of the two 11-year-old girls wounded in a triple shooting early Monday inside a home . . . ."

The older cousin was wounded while walking in front of the house. I would SPECULATE that they were trying to shoot him, and some of the bullets went through the wall of the house.

13 posted on 09/02/2013 9:59:33 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ronnie raygun

You are right more often than people like to think. In this case it seems to be the cousin, walking outside, who was the target. Sprayed bullets penetrated the house. It MAY be that someone else in the house was the target and the perps figured opening fire would send a message, if not kill, their target. I highly doubt thugs shot up the house because they didn’t like the color or house number.
The facts usually bear out a criminal connection in such cases. Lets see what the news will be re. the records of those related to these kids. The sad fact is that the children of criminals WILL suffer for their parents/relatives. The parents/relatives know this.
The only solution, it seems, would be for those who live a life of crime( or who are related to, or friends with them) not have children. Highly unlikely. So it will continue- and it is normal here in the black culture of New Orleans.


14 posted on 09/02/2013 10:09:20 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: BBell
At some point in time, we're going to have to accept that this can't go on, and begin to do something about it.

This P. C. B. S. isn't working.

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15 posted on 09/02/2013 10:10:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: LibWhacker
Double Shotgun

Single Shotgun


16 posted on 09/02/2013 10:13:18 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: LibWhacker

At the risk of being pedantic, the “shotgun” referred to is a southern term for a type of house in which the rooms open into one another without a hall, designed for ventilation in our hot summers.

Modified ones here-also called shotgun houses-have a straight breezeway/hall/corridor with rooms opening off it and with doors at either end, also for ventilation. It is a very energy efficient design-the first floor of my house is that type of modified shotgun-they have always been common in rural areas where there is actually a breeze unimpeded by lots of buildings...

Whether it is smart to live in such a house in a shooting gallery neighborhood would depend on whether the doors faced the street or not, I suppose...


17 posted on 09/02/2013 10:15:27 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Veggie Todd
OK .. tin foil firmly in place ...

zero is in real deep shit and I'm convinced he, holder and others have a cache of useful idiots to do whatever they're asked.

I believe the useful idiots are called out at times when attention is to be drawn away FROM something ... or TO something.

ANYthing but focus on an illegal bastard in the white house doing EVERYthing he can to kill us (The USA)

18 posted on 09/02/2013 10:15:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: BBell

Thank you! That is exactly what I was talking about...


19 posted on 09/02/2013 10:16:43 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: BBell

Hawwww ... I KNOW what a shotgun house is ... that there’s funny ... I don’t care WHO y’are.


20 posted on 09/02/2013 10:16:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: LibWhacker

A “shotgun house” is a narrow rectangular domestic residence, usually no more than 12 feet (3.5 m) wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house.

http://media.nola.com/home_impact/photo/07-street-mainjpg-ce6743cb9835fb58.jpg


21 posted on 09/02/2013 10:28:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: MeshugeMikey; LibWhacker; Texan5
"Shotgun House"

✔ Learned something new today!

22 posted on 09/02/2013 10:33:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BBell

A daughter named “Arabian”? Sometimes the paper does not need to publish race information associated with the crime.


23 posted on 09/02/2013 10:33:52 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: carriage_hill; BBell; MeshugeMikey; Texan5

I, too, learned something new today, thank you!


24 posted on 09/02/2013 10:56:58 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Venturer

The only place you can say such things—truthful things—is here on FR.
John Derbyshire got canned at National Purview for saying (what even dumbocrats think by buying homes in gated communities) that many whites, like Jesse Jackhandle, give black peeps lots of room, e.g. avoid them.
Pocketbook over patriotism; personal safety over kumbaya platitudes.
Good sense. Yup. Self-defense.
(Hey, I think I’m rappin’ ....)


25 posted on 09/02/2013 11:07:04 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: LibWhacker

Me too. this was my first encounter with the term.


26 posted on 09/02/2013 11:23:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: tumblindice

I call it my 40% rule.

When blacks reach 40% , whites who can afford to have to move. A few older folks who cannot afford to move are stuck, but others move.

When a job has 40% blacks in it that job can no longer be done properly.

Now you can call that racism if you like, but it’s also a rule that is binding. I have seen it time and time again.
I don’t ask anyone to agree, just to observe. Sooner or later you will agree.


27 posted on 09/02/2013 11:41:00 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Bernard

Please, no more Katrinas.

Most of those who fled Katrina to move to Houston are still here.


28 posted on 09/02/2013 12:44:18 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: BBell

then we’ll have dead guardsmen....you think the locals would turn in one of their own when they’re fighting the “man:?


29 posted on 09/02/2013 2:46:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

The Guardsman spent a number of years patrolling NOLA after Katrina. They patrol NOLA after all the hurricanes. None have ever been killed but the Guardsman have killed a few bad guys.


30 posted on 09/02/2013 4:43:59 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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