Monique Smith (Facebook)

Monique Smith (Facebook)

It’s sad news for a New Orleans family in a quadruple shooting that ended up a triple murder.

In their report officers say they found “a female with a gunshot wound.” As they searched the home, “they found the three other victims who had expired.”

Monique Smith, 30, worked as the head cook at Ted’s Frostop Diner for four years.

Gunfire erupted inside her brick house in New Orleans neighborhood Gentilly at 4:18 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017. Smith and her two sons, six-year-old Jumyrin Smith and 10-year-old Justin Simms lived in a brick house in the 4200 block of Touro Street where they were shot, and pronounced dead at the scene.

Monique Smith (Facebook)

Monique Smith with her children: A’Miya Smith (upper right), Jumyrin Smith (lower left) and Justin Simms.

Orleans Parish coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse reported that Jumyrin Smith was shot in the face. The only surviving victim of the massacre is Smith’s daughter, A’Miya Smith. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The family moved into the home a year ago.

The co-workers describe Smith as a beloved member of staff.

An older couple arrived at the scene, according to, “grieving, the woman collapsed on the ground, screaming for the Lord before officers helped her back to her car. The man was overheard telling the officers, ‘Those were my only grandchildren.'”

“As he walked away, the man lamented, ‘Gonna kill innocent f—ing children.'”

Police have not identified a suspect or a motive. The chief asked anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111; a $5K reward in the case.

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