Woman shot, killed in LaPlace Friday night

Published 9:33 am Saturday, September 17, 2016

LAPLACE — Authorities are searching for answers in the shooting death of a woman Friday night in LaPlace.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre said deputies and emergency medical services responded to an apartment in the 300 block of East Airline Highway in LaPlace at 9 p.m. Friday to find a female shot.

Tregre said the victim, identified as a 46-year-old woman, had an apparent gunshot wound to her left arm and was pronounced dead on the scene.

This investigation is active, authorities said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting incident is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Those who call Crimestoppers do not have to testify and may qualify for a cash reward. Tips can also be submitted at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.