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Houston-area woman among those killed in New Orleans mass shooting

Taiesha Watkins is seen in this image posted on her Facebook page on July 10, 2018.
Taiesha Watkins is seen in this image posted on her Facebook page on July 10, 2018. (Facebook)

HOUSTON – A woman from the Houston area was among those killed Saturday in a mass shooting in New Orleans.

Taiesha Watkins, 27, of Fresno, was among the three people killed and seven people injured in the shooting, according to her family.

According to WDSU-TV, New Orleans police said two gunmen, one armed with two guns and the other armed with a rifle, opened fire outside a business in the Central City neighborhood.

Investigators said they believe one of the victims was being targeted.

Police said a $25,000 reward is being offered in the case.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting with the investigation.


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