Posted: Sep 24, 2010 6:54 PM by Russell Jones, Stephanie Ryan
Updated: Sep 24, 2010 7:30 PM
Police are telling the media they don't have much at all to indicate who shot a mother and her 9-year-old daughter this morning at their Baton Rouge home.
42-year-old Alexandra Engler and her daughter Arianna were found with multiple gunshot wounds in their home on Beauregard Street around 5:30 a.m. Alexandra died from her injuries, but her daughter was still alive and was rushed into surgery at a local hospital. She is currently in stable condition, according to police.
Police believe the two were shot during an attempted burglary at Engler's home.
Alexandra was a student at the Southern Medical School of Ultrasound, according to school officials.
Her classmates told WBRZ she had moved to Baton Rouge from New England in 2000 and was studying to be a cardiac ultrasound technician. The school's director said the school had closed today after learning about the shooting.
Arianna is a third grade student at St. Luke's Episcopal School. Administrators there said they were heartbroken to hear about what had happened to her and her mother.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church is also offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
News 2 will have the latest on these shootings and reactions from the community starting tonight on News 2 at 4.