8-Year-Old Girl Killed after a Shooter Opened Fire on a Car in Southeastern Louisiana City

Jené Liebenberg
Mar 24, 2021
07:40 A.M.

An eight-year-old girl sustained fatal gunshot wounds and died after being rushed to Chabert Hospital. The Houma Police Department is investigating the homicide.


An eight-year-old girl from a Southeastern Louisiana city, Houma, died after sustaining fatal gunshot wounds. The homicide is under investigation as the police are trying to track down the suspect.

The authorities responded to a call reporting a shooting around 8:30 p.m. on Monday in the area of Main Street in Houma and shortly after received information that the girl was transported directly to Chabert Hospital.

Police sirens. | Source: Pexel/ Pixabay

Police sirens. | Source: Pexel/ Pixabay



The Houma Police Department released a statement on Facebook reporting on the incident and provided the information they have thus far. It reads:

"The Houma Police Department is in the infant stages of working the homicide of an 8-year-old female who succumb to injuries resulting from gunshot wounds."

The little girl sustained the gunshot wounds that resulted in her death while driving in a car with an adult woman and man. They drove her to the hospital after the gunman opened fire on the car, where the eight-year-old was pronounced dead.



The police have been piecing what happened together with witnesses reporting that a light-colored sedan was tailing a dark-colored compact car, the vehicle that the girl was in.

The little girl, Laurianne Walker, was shot multiple times after an argument took place over spilled water.

The person in the sedan then opened fire on the compact car. The pair in the car that was shot at drove away and headed straight to Chabert Hospital, where the little girl was pronounced dead.



Police Chief Dana Coleman provided insight into the authorities' information on the homicide thus far, saying that four to six gunshots were fired on the compact car.

Coleman also expressed shock about the incident that took the life of the eight-year-old girl. The police chief shared the following while asking for anyone who knows more about the homicide to come forward:

"This is heartbreaking, this is senseless and this hits to the core. We have an innocent child that's the victim of senseless violence."



The police are working with the little information that they have and have been unable to identify a suspect or a reason for why the shooting occurred thus far.

Coleman shared that together with the team of detectives, he is asking for justice for the little girl and needs anyone who knows more to share what they know with the authorities.

A six-year-old in Pasadena, Texas, was also killed earlier this month. The little girl, Laurianne Walker, was shot multiple times after an argument took place over spilled water.

The suspect is said to be a relative of the victim's mother and has been tracked down after fleeing the scene after the shooting took place.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

Woman Follows 5-Year-Old Girl Who Takes Leftovers from Her Grocery Store Every Day — Story of the Day

March 28, 2022

Arizona Cop Responds to a Call, Unaware He'll Find His Future Daughter There

May 19, 2022

Girl Wakes up from Coma and Tells Parents She Is Not Their Daughter as They Think — Story of the Day

May 03, 2022

6-Year-Old Arrested by Police Officer Tearfully Asks for Second Chance in Body Camera Footage

May 21, 2022

Dad-Of-2 Says He's Going to Hospital and Never Returns, Is Found Safe and Sound 23 Years Later

March 08, 2022

Woman Accidentally Sees Old Lady’s Plea for Help, Arrives at Her Home and Finds Her on the Floor — Story of the Day

April 15, 2022

Dad Is Distracted by Phone – Moments Later Realizes Little Daughter Has Vanished from the Playground

February 10, 2022

20 Years after Newborn Daughter’s Death, Man Hears, ‘Dad, I Finally Found You’ – Story of the Day

March 05, 2022

Bus Driver Kicks Out Little Girl Unable to Pay Bus Fare, Sees Her Again When He Arrives Home – Story of the Day

March 11, 2022

Mom's Call Goes Unanswered by 911 after Her Kid Stops Breathing, She Starts Screaming for Help

May 09, 2022

Woman Believed to Be Dead for 20 Years Appears at Her Son’s Funeral – Story of the Day

May 04, 2022

Woman Visits Husband's Grave and Hears a Little Child Crying There — Story of the Day

January 25, 2022

Officers Claim They Heard Adult Voice Calling For Help from Car Where Only a Toddler Was Trapped Alive

April 26, 2022

Little Boy Asks Parents to Adopt Abandoned Girl, His Mom Learns She Is Her Biological Daughter – Story of the Day

March 09, 2022