Port Allen Police investigating fatal shooting of teenage girl

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PORT ALLEN, La. (West Side Journal) – The Port Allen Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl at Katherine Square Apartments. 

Authorities responded to shots fired just before 1 a.m. Saturday. The girl, identified as Jazzimane Woods, was transported to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. 

It is unclear whether there is a suspect at this time. Port Allen Police Chief Corey Hicks released a statement Saturday afternoon asking for the public to call 225-343-5525 with any information regarding the shooting.  

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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