One person dead in shooting, WBR deputies search for gunman

WBR deputies search for gunman

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office suspects robbery may have been the motive for the shooting Monday at Dude’s Trailer Park off U.S. 190 that left one woman dead.

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes said deputies responded to the mobile home park after they were notified that shots had been fired in a mobile home there before 5 p.m. Monday.

They found a woman unresponsive inside the home, Cazes said. Emergency medical personnel transported her to a nearby hospital but she was dead upon arrival.

Deputies have identified the victim, but Cazes said late Monday they are still trying to notify family members.

Cazes said investigators thought the shooting may have stemmed from a domestic situation, but later said they obtained information that leads them to believe the victim may have been robbed.

Cazes would not indicate what that information was, but said they are interviewing several witnesses, looking for someone who may be able to identify the shooter.