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Tue August 19, 2014
More Arrests In Lower 9th Ward Drive-by Shooting
A third man and a woman have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in the Lower 9th Ward that killed two people and injured five.
Two boys and their mother were among the wounded.
New Orleans police say 23-year-old Joseph Nelson III is accused of being one of two gunmen who fired into a group on Aug. 10. Police say 25-year-old Ashley Shorts allegedly helped one of those two avoid detection.
Nelson was booked yesterday with two counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted first-degree murder.
Shorts was booked with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Police booked two men last week — one on the same charges as Nelson, and the other as a principal to those crimes, for allegedly providing the car and a gun.
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