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Bourbon Street struggle leads to slaying of innocent bystander

Posted at 2:43 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 15:43:38-05

Friends of a local registered nurse and mother are mourning after she was fatally shot on Bourbon Street early Sunday during a fight that didn’t involve her, our media partners at The Advocate report.

Julie Couvillon, 36, had spent Saturday at Carnival parades with friends before heading to Bourbon for a rare late night out, said her close friend and former co-worker, Rosaleen Brown, the paper reports.

Brown said she and countless others were heartbroken to learn Couvillon was the woman who authorities say when killed when gunfire erupted during a struggle at a Willie’s Chicken Shack between a security guard and a rowdy patron the guard was trying to toss out, the Advocate reports.

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