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A man was shot in the head multiple times in a New Orleans East neighborhood Monday evening, the New Orleans Police Department said.

Around 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the 7800 block of South Coronet Court and found a man, who is in his late 20s, with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was transported to an area hospital by EMS in critical condition, police said in a preliminary offense log.