NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on New Orleans shooting (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

One of six people shot in a New Orleans neighborhood has died.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said Monday that the victim, who had a gunshot wound to the head, was identified as 63-year-old Earnest McKnight.

Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says the shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. Gamble said five men and one woman were wounded.

Police say they believe the suspect intended to shoot someone and shot several bystanders in the process.

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison tells local media outlets detectives are looking into whether the shooting may be connected to any other crimes in the area.


11:45 a.m.

New Orleans police say one of six people shot in the Central City neighborhood is in critical condition.

Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says the shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. Gamble says five men and one woman were wounded. He says a man was shot in the head and the others have non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have not released the names of those wounded.

Gamble said there was some confusion Sunday night on the number of those shot because about half of the victims were taken to different hospitals by private vehicles.

Police say they believe the suspect intended to shoot someone and shot several bystanders in the process.

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison tells local media outlets detectives are looking into how this shooting may be connected to any other crimes in the area.


3:27a.m.

Police are investigating after multiple people were shot in a New Orleans neighborhood.

New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Dawne Massey says the shooting occurred Sunday night in the Central City neighborhood.

Massey says reports still differ as to whether five or six people had been shot. The conditions of the victims weren’t immediately known.

Additional details haven’t been released. Police continued to investigate.

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