Authorities believe that a marketing student, age 21, was waiting for a train to pass when she was shot and killed in her vehicle in a community in Louisiana.
TV station WAFB/Channel 9 reports that a monument of flowers and toy animals has been set up along the railway lines on the outskirts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Allison Rice was found at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday.
The police have not disclosed either a motive for the homicide or any suspects in connection with it. According to reports from local sources, the car was the target of many gunshots. Before the sound of gunfire could be heard, witnesses informed the New Orleans television station WWL that Rice attempted to make a U-turn.
In a statement, the mayor of Baton Rouge, Sharon Weston Broom, condemned the “senseless violence” that led to Rice’s death. She also asked for assistance from law enforcement, school officials, and students in bringing the perpetrator or perpetrators of Rice’s death to justice.
A spokesperson for Louisiana State Institution, which is situated in Baton Rouge, said that Rice, who was from Geismar, Louisiana, was a senior at the university.
According to WAFB’s story, the recent graduate of Dutchtown High School served on her high school’s homecoming court. Those who were familiar with the victim characterized her as an outgoing person who was loved by many.
It’s been said that Rice worked at a barbecue restaurant called The Shed, which is located off campus and is partially owned by her family. Rice’s death was described as “simply awful” by one of the co-owners of the establishment, who also said that the crew was in tears after the horrific incident.
Rice was reportedly getting ready to graduate and start an internship, as reported by WWL-TV.
The capital of the Bayou State is located in Baton Rouge. About 230,000 individuals call this place their home.
BRProud.com stated at the beginning of 2022 that there had been an increase in the number of violent crimes committed in the city over the previous couple of years. Ed Shihadeh, a professor of sociology at LSU, was supposedly the one who blamed “floaters” for the city’s crime issues. “Floaters” are people who, according to Shihadeh, have “no institutional affiliations, no links to any institutions in our society.”