A university scholar in Louisiana was fatally shot in her automobile early Friday morning, authorities mentioned.
Allison Rice, 21, of Geismar, died within the capturing that occurred about 2:19 a.m. on the 1500 block of Authorities Avenue, based on a press release from Baton Rouge police.
“Rice was shot a number of occasions whereas sitting within the driver seat of her automobile. Rice died on the scene,” police mentioned.
The motive and suspect or suspects are unknown, police mentioned.
When police have been reached Saturday, they supplied NBC Information with its assertion on the capturing and declined to reply further questions.
The capturing occurred about three miles from campus. Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome mentioned in a press release Rice was a scholar at LSU. She additionally condemned the “mindless violence.”
“My coronary heart goes out to the household, family members, and classmates of Allison Rice, a younger LSU scholar who had her whole life forward of her. This mindless violence is totally unacceptable and Baton Rouge Cops are completely investigating to carry the perpetrator to justice,” Broome mentioned.
“Our college neighborhood is a vital a part of the material of Baton Rouge. It’s of the utmost significance as we welcome college students from throughout our state and the nation that we create a protected surroundings. I’m coordinating a gathering with LSU and Southern College’s Presidents, BRCC Chancellor, Scholar Authorities, BRPD, and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s workplace to debate security for all of our school college students in Baton Rouge.”
LSU representatives weren’t reached Saturday.
The Related Press contributed.