Police say the Louisiana State University student was shot while sitting in his vehicle early Friday morning

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of Allison Rice, 21, of Geismar, Louisiana, around 2:19 a.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Government St., the Baton Rouge Police Department said in a news release.

“Rice was shot multiple times while sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Rice died at the scene,” the statement said. “The motive and suspect(s) are unknown at this time.”

Louisiana State University asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact police.

“The LSU community is saddened to learn of the killing of senior Allison Rice. Her family and friends are in our thoughts, and we encourage anyone with additional information about this crime to contact Baton Rouge police,” the university said. CNN Sunday

Baton Rouge Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome He posted a statement on Twitter to condemn the attack.

“This senseless violence is completely unacceptable, and the Baton Rouge Police Department is conducting a thorough investigation to bring the perpetrator to justice. Our college community is an essential part of the fabric of Baton Rouge. It is of the utmost importance that we create a safe environment that welcomes students from across our state and nation. we have,” said the mayor.

Broome said he is coordinating a meeting with several local university officials, student government and law enforcement to discuss the safety of all college students in Baton Rouge.

Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana stated his condolences on Twitter.

“Becky and I are devastated to learn of the tragic death of LSU senior Allison Rice, who took her own life in an act of senseless violence. We are sending our prayers and deepest condolences to her family and the LSU community,” Kennedy said. the message