Florida woman jailed in Bourbon Street gunfire; 2 teens hurt

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Florida woman has been arrested in connection with weekend gunfire that wounded two teenagers on Bourbon Street, New Orleans police said.

A police news release identifies the woman as Jasmine Evans, 27, of Jacksonville. Police have not released details on a possible motive in the case. Evans was in jail awaiting a court appearance. It was unclear if she had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.

The shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. Police answering the call were told that a woman at the scene had fired multiple times. Witnesses told The Times-Picayune’The New Orleans Advocate that the shooting happened where a large crowd had gathered to listen to street musicians.

The city’s coronavirus guidelines allow such street shows but say performers need to be masked and “are encouraged to maintain small audiences that are wearing face coverings and social distancing.”

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