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New Orleans Bridge Shooting: Man, Baby Fatally Shot In Apparent Ambush

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man and a 7-month-old boy have been fatally shot in an apparent ambush on a New Orleans bridge.

Police spokesman Frank B. Robertson III told The Associated Press that someone opened fire on the 25-year-old man Wednesday night as he rode in the back seat of a black Honda Accord on the Crescent City Connection bridge.

Robertson says the boy was in a car seat beside the man. He says a woman who was driving and another woman who was a front-seat passenger were not hurt.

The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The shooting happened just past the toll plaza area on the West Bank entrance to the bridge.

Robertson says police do not have a named suspect, but believe the shooter knew the man.