NEWORLEANS- Police say an attack that left a mother and daughter dead in New Orleans East was not a random attack.
Police say officers arrived at the Wind Run apartments on the I-10 Service Road shortly after 3:15 a.m. Monday. Officers responded to a call of shots fired inside an apartment.
They found 20-year-old Ryesha Arbuthnot stabbed to death in the parking lot. She had also been shot several times. Her mother, 45-year-old Lisa Arbuthnot was found inside the apartment dead from gunshot wounds to the head.
‘Between say 3:00 something and 4:00, I heard a pop, pop and I heard another young lady screaming and hollering,’ said Michelle Jordan, who lives in an apartment near the crime scene.
The coroner says the 20-year-old was stabbed to death while her mother was shot in the head.