Police investigating shootings, and other crime news

Police investigating 2 separate shootings

Three men were shot and wounded in two separate incidents Sunday night, according to New Orleans police.

Two men were shot in the 2700 block of Jackson Avenue at about 7 p.m. Their injuries were not life-threatening, said Hilal Williams, a police spokeswoman.

At about 8 p.m. a 16-year-old boy was shot at Orleans Avenue and North Rendon Street. He was taken to a hospital.

Police spokesman Frank Robertson said the victim was coherent upon the arrival of police, and the injury appears not to be life-threatening.

Mississippi man dies in wreck on I-59

A 77-year-old man died Saturday night after he drove his truck off Interstate 59 just north of Pearl River and crashed into a fence and a tree, State Police said.

John McKean, 77, of Picayune, Miss., was traveling north shortly before 8 p.m. on I-59 in a 1998 Ford pickup when, for unknown reasons, his truck began drifting left about three miles north of the La. 1090 exit, said Sgt. Nick Manale, a State Police spokesman.

McKean over-corrected to the right, causing the truck to rotate clockwise and run off the road.

The truck struck a fence, overturned and crashed into a tree before stopping more than 100 feet away from the road, Manale said.

McKean, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries in the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office, Manale said.

Troop L investigators do not suspect impairment as a cause of the crash, which remains under investigation.