Baton Rouge police say he shooting death of a 21-year-old Louisiana State University student early Friday morning may have been a random killing.
A police spokesperson told WBRZ that investigators have found no evidence that Allie Rice was targeted in the 2 a.m. shooting, saying it appeared to be an “isolated and random act.”
Officially, however, investigators say they’re not ready to determine whether the shooting was targeted or random, WAFB reported.
Rice was sitting in her car at a crossing, waiting for a train to pass, when shots rang out. She had been out a with a friend and was heading home, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
District Attorney Hillar Moore told WBRZ on Tuesday that multiple federal agencies — including the FBI, ATF, and DEA — are assisting in the investigation and that detectives have investigated every tip they’ve received.
“They are working their tails off trying to get info they can. There are also rumors as phones are ringing off the hook … People saying what they think happened. I caution people not to go there,” Moore said.
Nothing that’s been reported so far, Moore said, has clarified a suspect.
“Everything that can possibly done is being done right now by every agency regardless of the initials behind their name. Whether it’s state police, DEA, ATF, FBI, you name it. Everyone is working and working this matter expeditiously as we speak,” Moore said.
Rice’s employer — a restaurant co-owned by her father — has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of her killer.
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