Feds charge woman in connection with nightclub shooting

Federal authorities have arrested a 33-year-old woman in connection with the nightclub shooting that left two teens dead and more than a dozen others injured in the southwestern Florida town of Fort Myers.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says in a news release sent Friday that Jazmin Challana Barron of Lee County was charged with making false statements on the purchase of a firearm.

Authorities say on Feb. 20 she bought a MasterPiece Arms pistol from a gun dealer and gave a false address. The statement says the gun later was used in the Club Blu shooting on July 25 and recovered near the scene.

Barron's first appearance in court was Friday and she was released on a $25,000 bond. It's unclear whether she's retained an attorney.