One suspect surrenders in Central City birthday party shooting as community …

One suspect surrenders in Central City birthday party shooting as community …
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An 18-year-old surrendered to police Wednesday and was arrested on murder charges in the deaths of a woman and a child in Tuesday’s shootout at a birthday party on Simon Bolivar Avenue, but investigators are looking for two other suspects as family and community members mourn the lives that were lost.

Witnesses gave police a nickname of one of the gunmen that investigators were able to link to Leo Riles, who turned himself in after a series of searches for him overnight, according to a NOPD news release. Two men wounded at the party were believed to be the targets of the shooting, but they have not cooperated with the investigation, police have said.

All three suspects are believed to have been captured on surveillance video.

The full NOPD news release about Riles’ arrest follows:

New Orleans Police have arrested one of the suspected gunmen in yesterday’s shooting at a child’s birthday party that left a 5-year-old girl and a local mother of 3 dead, as well as 3 others wounded.

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Local author and blogger Kyran Pittman not only knows how to write a great story – she can also throw a fabulous party. Kyran and friends Pearl Rodgers and Charis Cook recently threw a 40th birthday bash in celebration of close friend Lennie Dusek.

Pittman and her co-hosts drew inspiration from the fresh greenery and cottage-like surroundings at the private residence where the party was held. Decorations consisted of vintage linens and an abundance of fresh-cut flowers. Tea candles, a handcrafted antler and candle chandelier and a cozy yard fire provided the perfect mood lighting once the sun set.

Guests were greeted at the door with a signature cocktail: spiked lemonade in mason jars (see recipe below). Instead of a traditional guest book, friends wrote birthday wishes on slips of paper and placed them in a jar.

The dinner was a buffet of rustic sandwiches on sliced baguettes, with dips and crudités. The centerpiece consisted of a vase of natural branches, onto which the hostesses clipped photographs of the guest of honor. For dessert, guests enjoyed a chocolate espresso torte decorated with rose petals and served on antique glass plates.

The spring weather, shared love for the birthday girl, and thoughtful planning of the co-hosts made this real party unforgettable for all who attended.

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