Life cut short by stray bullet - Hammond Star: News

April 25, 2015

Life cut short by stray bullet

Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 7:00 am

The 21-year-old victim of Sunday morning’s mass shooting in the 700 block of Bourbon Street in New Orleans was a block away when she was hit in the head by a stray bullet and she was not an intended target, according to a source close to the investigation.

Brittany Thomas of Hammond was on Bourbon Street with friends when a gunman opened fire in a crowd of people. The one bullet that struck her lodged in her head, and she was taken to University Interim Hospital, where she died Wednesday afternoon.

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