LSU student killed near railroad tracks in downtown Baton Rouge

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A senior at Louisiana State University was found shot to death inside of her car in downtown Baton Rouge Friday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department identified Allison Rice, 21, as the victim in the shooting near a set of railroad tracks on Government Street, according to WAFB-TV. Police believe Rice was the victim of at least five to six shots fired into her car by someone else.

Prior the shooting, investigators stated that Rice was out with friends in the Mid City neighborhood of Baton Rouge. They believe she was waiting for a train to pass in the area when she was shot. As of Saturday morning, police had not identified a suspect or motive.

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Baton Rouge police investigate the scene where 21-year-old Allison Rice was found shot to death in her car.

Baton Rouge police investigate the scene where 21-year-old Allison Rice was found shot to death in her car.
(WAFB)

Rice was reportedly a marketing major at LSU. The following statement was issued by LSU on Friday:

” The LSU community is shocked to learn of the death of senior Allison Rice overnight. We are thinking of her family and friends and encourage anyone with information 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). “

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Rice also worked at The Shed BBQ in Baton Rouge with her two brothers. The restaurant stated that they are “beyond saddened” by the tragic loss. “

The Shed BBQ in Baton Rouge posts about the death of one of its employees, Allison Rice.

The Shed BBQ in Baton Rouge posted about the death of Allison Rice, one of its employees.
(The Shed BBQ/Facebook)

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Rice was a native of Geismar, La. and a 2019 graduate of Dutchtown High School.

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