Teen fatally shot on Lake Forest Boulevard was ‘bubbly,’ ‘ambitious' and ‘all about family,' sister says

The sister of a 19-year-old woman shot to death in New Orleans last week remembered her as a bubbly and ambitious person with wisdom beyond her years.

“She was my baby sister, but she acted like the oldest,” Dawana House said. “She kept me on the right path.”

Her sister, Toneya Young, didn’t come home from working the night shift on the morning of Dec. 16. That’s when House began to worry.

Hours later, she learned that her sister was fatally shot and found lying face-down on the side of Lake Forest Boulevard.

“It just hurt so bad that somebody would take her life so brutally,” House said. “And they don’t know that they took a beautiful spirit.”