Police Identify LSU Student Found Shot To Death in Car Overnight in Baton Rouge
A woman was found shot to death in her car early Friday morning on Government Street in Baton Rouge.
According to Baton Rouge Police, the victim's car was stopped at a railroad crossing with multiple visible bullet holes as authorities arrived on the scene shortly after 2 a.m.
Multiple reports stated that police found the vehicle on a stretch of Government Street between I-110 and Park Boulevard on the outer edge of East downtown Baton Rouge.
Law enforcement has identified the victim as 21-year-old Allison Rice, a student enrolled at LSU. The university released the following statement on Friday morning.
The LSU community is saddened to hear of senior Allison Rice being killed overnight. Her family and friends are in our thoughts, and we encourage anyone who may have more information about this crime to contact Baton Rouge Police.
Any of her friends and classmates that would like to speak with someone about this or needs help processing this loss can contact the Mental Health Service in the Student Health Center (225-578-8774).
The incident is currently under investigation as police are still trying to identify the suspect responsible for killing Rice as well as what led up to her being shot to death.
The Baton Rouge Mayor's office has also issued a statement.
My heart goes out to the family, loved ones, and classmates of Allison Rice, a young LSU student who had her entire life ahead of her. This senseless violence is completely unacceptable and Baton Rouge Police officers are thoroughly investigating to bring the perpetrator to justice.
Our university community is an essential part of the fabric of Baton Rouge. It is of the utmost importance as we welcome students from across our state and the nation that we create a safe environment. I am coordinating a meeting with LSU and Southern University’s Presidents, BRCC Chancellor, Student Government, BRPD and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office to discuss safety for all of our college students in Baton Rouge.
I urge anyone with information about this senseless crime to please contact Baton Rouge Police Department or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers.
According to this Facebook post from The Shed BBQ in Baton Rouge, Rice was an employee at the establishment as they were shocked and saddened by her tragic death.
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