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5 teenagers shot in Mid-City, 1 dead; 1 adult also wounded

Police say five of the six shot at the intersection of City Park Avenue and Canal Boulevard were between the ages of 15 and 17.

NEW ORLEANS — UPDATE: Arrest made in Mid-City shooting that left 5 wounded, teenager dead

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Five of the six people shot in Mid-City Friday night were juveniles ages 15-17 and include one teenager who died from his wounds at the scene, NOPD officials said.

In total, six people were shot and one was killed at the intersection of City Park Avenue and Canal Boulevard late Friday night in a shooting that continues to unfold as the NOPD investigates. 

According to police officials, officers responded to the scene around 10:30 p.m. after they received a call that someone had been shot near the intersection. When they arrived, they found five teenage males and an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Police released additional information Saturday morning on the shooting, saying all six victims were in one car, being followed by multiple suspects in a black Dodge sedan. The suspects opened fire, striking everybody in the victims' car. 

One of the teenage victims died on the scene, according to New Orleans EMS. 

The rest were rushed to the hospital for treatment, where their conditions were not immediately listed early Saturday morning. 

NOPD officials said they would update the situation as their investigation into the attack continued. 

Police initially reported around 10 p.m. Friday that a person was killed and two others injured at the intersection of City Park Avenue and Canal Boulevard. 

Around 11:30 p.m., however, it was learned that there were six shooting victims -- one killed, four wounded and rushed to the hospital and one treated at the scene.

Reports of the fatal shooting came hours after a man was found shot to death in a vehicle in the Pines Village neighborhood of New Orleans East. 

SEE: Man fatally shot in the head in New Orleans, police investigating

The Orleans Parish Coroner will release the identities of the deceased victims once their family has been notified. 

No further information was immediately available. Officials said anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Stay with WWLTV.com and WWL-TV for the latest information on this developing story



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