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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  • Denise Hayes

    How heartless to take someones life… but innocent children???? I pray the surviving daughter saw something that will help the police catch this person. It seems persona, why on earth would someone do this to children and so young? Maybe an ex boyfriend or someone she rejected. Whomever he/she is may they be caught swiftly! R.I.P. Angels.

  • SpiceGirl

    may they ALL rest easy and I truly hope and pray they find who did this!! Prayers to the family

  • The Truth

    Sending prayers and condolences to the family and love ones…may they R.I.P.! ‘WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR WORLD TODAY’?? I will be praying that whoever did this be caught quickly….’COWARD’! ‘GOD DON’T SLEEP’!!

    • Had Enough

      Um, “God don’t sleep”?! Whelp, he wasn’t exactly on the job preventing this triple homicide, was he?

      • Mason Youngblood

        God had nothing to do with this. Some no-love less than human bastard CHOSE to do this.

        • Had Enough

          Yes. And God CHOOSES not to intervene in such horrors bestowed upon those He “loves”. You always hurt the ones you love.

          • Mason Youngblood

            GOD gives us free will and you say he should intervene. If GOD did intervene everytime we thought of doing something then you would say that HE is too controlling. It seems like nothing GOD does for you is good enough..including waking you up this morning. You oughta be thankful.

      • Casey

        STFU. This is because of Satan worshippers like you with all of your fk up free will

        • Had Enough

          “STFU”?! Hey!, nice talk from a tolerant, loving child of Christ! And on a Sunday too! Did you just get home from church?

      • The Truth

        This started in the beginning of time, things like this happen because of man being ‘DISOBEDIENT’! Read your bible ‘THE FALL OF MAN’! Don’t put it on ‘GOD’…every human being is accountable for their own actions! We were all given a ‘FREE WILL’!

    • Tamiko Phifer

      No whats going on in new orleans

      • guest

        My favorite city to visit but you couldn’t pay me to live there.

  • Truthis

    Sad. Just sad.


    This is a terrible tragedy either she owes money or someone close wanted to destroy this family. This seems very personal and down right brutal, the police will take this to heart and leave no stone unturned.

  • Yo gabba gabba

    This is so sad. I hate hearing about things like this. I pray for their family. And I hope whoever did this, rot in hell!!

  • Michelle

    I believe the killer(s) knew this family and the family knew the killer(s). I pray the baby girl survives and is able to identify who killed her family. May this beautiful family rest in heaven.