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Apr 13, 2014 5:02 PM by AP

2 New Orleans shootings: 5 hit, 1 dead, 1 critical

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a 23-year-old man was killed and a 22-year-old woman critically injured in separate shootings that wounded two other men and a 1-year-old girl.

Police say a drive-by shooting shortly in the 7th Ward shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday killed the man, seriously wounding two other men and grazing the toddler. Police say they were sitting on a porch. All three men were hit in the body. A bullet grazed the girl's leg.

Police say the 23-year-old was taken to a hospital by private vehicle. The others, 32 and 24 years old, were brought by ambulance and reported in stable condition.

About an hour later and four miles away in Central City, a 22-year-old woman was shot in the head. Police say she's in critical condition.

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