New Orleans police and Crimestoppers announced a higher reward Friday for information on the shooting that injured five people and killed one in Central City on Sunday night.

The reward now stands at $5,000. 

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said he had no new information to offer about the mass shooting, the worst of 2016. But he and Crimestoppers CEO Darlene Cusanza pleaded with the public for tips.

 

The shooting took the life of 63-year-old Earnest McKnight, a grass cutter who was walking home from a nearby convenience store.

Only two of the six people shot were the intended targets of the attack, police believe.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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