Police: Young woman dies in Gus Young Ave. shooting - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Police: Young woman dies in Gus Young Ave. shooting

Erneisha Barnes, 19 (Source: Family) Erneisha Barnes, 19 (Source: Family)
Erneisha Barnes, 19 (Source: Family) Erneisha Barnes, 19 (Source: Family)
Erneisha Barnes, 19 (Source: Family) Erneisha Barnes, 19 (Source: Family)
Erneisha Barnes, 19 (Source: Family) Erneisha Barnes, 19 (Source: Family)
Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Emergency officials responded to a shooting Thursday night that resulted in the death of a young woman.

The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victim as Erneisha Barnes, 19.

The incident happened on Gus Young Avenue near 48th Street in Baton Rouge around 10:15 p.m. Sgt. L'Jean McNeely Jr. with BRPD says Barnes was the passenger in a vehicle when the shooter fired from a red Chevrolet Trailblazer and Barnes was hit.

"This is an isolated incident," he added. "We believe the parties involved in this incident know each other. There was an altercation or a fight right before the shooting happened. We're looking for that young lady that was involved in that fight in which one shot was fired."

He added several shots were fired. McNeely says Barnes was taken to a local hospital, where she later died.

The shooter has not been identified and a motive has not been established. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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