Woman dies after getting shot, crashing vehicle

Winbourne Avenue near Delaware Street in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)
Winbourne Avenue near Delaware Street in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating a shooting and crash that left a Baton Rouge woman dead early Tuesday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed Andretta Selders, 38, was driving on Winbourne Ave. near Delaware St. just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25 when someone shot her. The shooting reportedly caused her to crash her vehicle.

Sgt. L'Jean McNeely with BRPD says the victim was dead when officers arrived to investigate. Detectives have not given any information about a suspect. However, they do not believe this was a random shooting.

"We do believe it was someone she knew. This person took advantage of her and shot her and she died," said McNeely.

The crash came as a shock to Jimmy and Kalyce Dubose, who live nearby.

"You don't know what the situation was, but whatever it was, it didn't have to result in someone losing their life. Whoever she was, a mother, a daughter, that person is going to be missed by their family," said Kalyce.

At the scene, East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore said the investigation is still early and ongoing. "This area has always seen its issues before, but 99 percent of the people in this area are good, hardworking people that don't want this to happen in their community," said Moore.

Anyone with information that could help police with this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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