Two more suspects booked in Lower 9th Ward shooting

New Orleans police on Monday arrested a second man suspected of opening fire into a crowd of people last week in the Lower 9th Ward and also booked a woman they believe helped to hide one of the gunmen.

The Aug. 10 shooting in the 5400 block of Burgundy Street killed two people and injured five others.

Joseph Nelson, 23, was picked up in the 300 block of North Broad Street and booked with two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to Criminal District Court records.

Ashley Shorts, 25, was found in the 3300 block of Clouet Street and booked with conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice.

Police said she tried to hide one of the shooters. They did not specify which gunman she allegedly helped to hide.

Bail was not immediately set for either Nelson or Shorts.

Blair Taylor, 20, was the first alleged gunman arrested in the shooting that fatally wounded 16-year-old Jasmine Anderson and 33-year-old Terrance McBride, who police have said was the intended target.

Wounded during the shooting were a 2-year-old boy, his 4-year-old brother and their 32-year-old mother, plus the boys’ 13-year-old sister and a 37-year-old woman.

Jeffery Rivers, 25, supplied Taylor with the car and gun used during the shooting, police have alleged.

Taylor was booked on two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Rivers was booked with two counts of being a principal to first-degree murder and five counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder.

Both men remain in jail without bail on the murder charges.

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