‘Inside How Allison Rice, 21, LSU Student Shot Dead On Friday In Her Car At Train Crossing’ Police say that at around 2:20 a.m. on Friday, Allison Rice, 21, was fatally shot while waiting at a train crossing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Inside How Allison Rice, 21, LSU Student Shot Dead On Friday In Her Car At Train Crossing
According to Allison Rice’s family, a cross bearing the image of the murdered Louisiana State University student was taken from the location of her memorial.
According to police, Rice, 21, was shot to death inside her car while waiting at a Baton Rouge, La., train crossing at about 2:20 a.m. on Friday.
“This beautiful cross was stolen today,” Rice’s aunt Susie Rice Granier wrote in a Facebook post, which showed the custom-made cross.
Speaking with Fox News Sunday, a grieving Granier remembered her niece’s vivacious spirit and loving nature.
“She was always smiling and happy,” Granier recalled. “I just picture her walking into her dad’s house and saying, ‘Hey everybody!’ and hugging and kissing everyone, smiling. She was just a bubbly person… Never met a stranger.”
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Rice’s bullet-ridden vehicle was discovered near a popular social space called Electric Depot in Baton Rouge, PEOPLE previously reported.
A Baton Rouge Police Department news release confirms the LSU senior was “shot multiple times while sitting in the driver seat of her vehicle. Rice died at the scene.”
The investigation so far has revealed Rice was attempting a U-turn at the tracks when she was shot to death by an unknown assailant, according to police, who have not yet released a motive in the shooting.
No arrests have been made, and police have not released information on a possible suspect.
Rice will be laid to rest Wednesday in Prairieville, La., her obituary reads.