Allison Rice was a 21-year-old college student in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who was shot and killed in her car while it was stopped near a railroad track.
Rice, also known as Allie Rice, was a student at Louisiana State University. She was from Geismar, Louisiana. Rice was shot dead in downtown Baton Rouge, according to Fox News.
“Everyone has just had enough. Everybody. I had a friend and I don’t see her very often… and she messaged me and said, “Was that your niece?” and I said, ‘Yeah,’ and she wrote back and said, ‘I feel like she’s family now. I feel like she’s everyone’s daughter now.” Everyone’s daughter. Everyone’s niece. Everyone’s sister,” Susie Rice Granier, Rice’s aunt, told Fox News Digital.
The motive and suspect are not yet clear.
Here’s what you need to know:
According to Fox8Live, Rice was “found dead in her bullet-ridden car on the edge of downtown Baton Rouge on Friday morning, Sept. 16.”
Someone fired at least “five or six” bullets into her vehicle near a railroad track. She was alone in the car, reports the television channel.
Heavy has contacted the Baton Rouge Police Department for more information.
One woman wrote on Facebook: “My heart is so heavy this morning when I think of one of our local daughters, LSU Senior Allison Rice ‘Allie Rice’. No parent should ever have to bury their daughter. shine on the evildoers who killed her. Please pray with me for her family and for justice ~ This could literally be any of our daughters.”
Senator John Kennedy wrote on Facebook: “Becky and I are devastated to hear of the tragic passing of LSU senior Allison Rice, whose life was taken in a senseless act of violence. We send our prayers and condolences to her family and the LSU community.”
Another person wrote on Facebook: “Today we lost someone who was too good for this world. Today I had to turn off my phone and distract my attention to get through an important dental interview. But when it was over, I had to sit down and trying to process these events How could anyone do this to a girl like Allie The girl I grew up with The girl who was the life of the party How could that girl be gone I really don’t understand Allie deserved so much more than this world… and instead she got the evil, senseless, and disgusting actions of a sick human being.”
LSU released a statement about her death via Fox8Live:
Heavy has contacted LSU for additional comment.
Rice was a graduate of Dutchtown High School in Geismar, Louisiana, where she served on the Homecoming court and was a cheerleader. Her Facebook page shows her wearing a Homecoming sash.
“So heartbreaking!! She was the sweetest person and such a great teammate when we cheered together at Dutchtown. Prayers for her friends and family going through this difficult time,” one friend wrote.
“The Dutchtown community is devastated by this. We really need our city to do better and get better,” wrote another person on Facebook.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Allison Rice, who graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2019. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and everyone who knew and loved her,” high school principal Matthew Monceaux told WAFB-TV.
“We will have counselors available to help our school community cope with this sad loss. If your child wants to talk to a counselor, encourage him or her to seek help from a teacher or counselor.”