7-year-old girl shot dead in New Orleans while riding in car


A 7-year old girl was shot dead while she rode in the backseat of her mother’s car in New Orleans one day after Christmas, cops said.

Dillan Burton was hit when someone opened fire on her mother’s car in the city’s Algiers neighborhood at about 8:43 p.m. on Sunday, according to New Orleans Police Department. Dillon’s mother wasn’t injured, nor was the child’s 6-year-old sister who was also a passenger.

Grieving mother Maquisha Burton, 24, was left stunned by the killing of the second-grader.

“My baby. My baby. My baby. My baby. I need my baby,” Burton told nola.com. “Why would they do this to my child? Why would they do this to Dillan?”

“Dillan didn’t deserve this,” said Burton, who was described by nola.com as sobbing during the interview. “My baby didn’t deserve this. Jesus, why my baby? Why? Why? Why? Why my…

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