A sheriff’s spokesman says an adult and two children are dead and another adult and child critically injured in a New Orleans suburb in what he described as a murder investigation.
Deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office were called to the 900 block of Monterey Court in Terrytown, to respond to a home call for ‘medical assistance.’
Authorities found a woman and two children dead inside when they arrived on Wednesday morning, JPSO Capt. Jason Rivarde explained WWLTV.
Detectives are considering the three found as ‘homicide detectives,’ Rivarde added.
Another woman and child were taken to the hospital and are listed as being in critical condition.
The spokesman stated: ‘With children being the victims, it always makes it worse.’
According to Emmett Rhodes, who identified himself as the children’s grandfather, the kids were ages eight, nine and 10 years old.
Rhodes did say that his daughter and granddaughter were at the hospital.
‘Everybody knew them and everybody loved them,’ said Rhodes. He shared that he last saw his grand-kids after the Mardi Gras parade and had been planning to ride horses with them on Wednesday.
‘For this to happen, I just can’t believe this. This hurts me,’ Rhodes stated.
Family friend Willie Tyson described that she would let her grandkids play with the other children, describing their family as a ‘good family.’ She had known them for eight years.
‘Well only thing they can do is pray and ask God to give them the strength, and if they need us then we all going to be here for them, as a community,’ Tyson said. ‘This is all family, everything you see is family. Every house got kids in them.’
The JPSO asks anyone with information pertaining to the incident to call JPSO homicide investigations bureau at 504-364-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.