NEW ORLEANS -- Police are on the scene of a shooting in Central City with 6 victims. One of the victims, a female, has died, according to police.
The New Orleans Police Department confirmed the shooting at Third and Dryades streets around 6:15 p.m. Initial reports by police said five victims, but police later said 6 people had been shot.
According to neighbors, 2 women and 4 men were shot.
NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said a black sedan pulled up and fired at people on the corner, where five people were hit. A sixth person, a 37-year-old woman, was fatally shot by a stray bullet inside her home. She died at the hospital.
One victim is in critical condition, 4 people are in stable or good condition, Harrison said.
Harrison added that drugs are an issue in the neighborhood, but it is unknown if shooting is drug related. Police are looking for two suspects in a black sedan.
One hundred people have been shot in the first 41 days of 2017, 24 have been fatally shot.