LAPLACE, La. (WGNO)— A 19-year-old woman was found shot outside of a LaPlace home, prompting a homicide investigation Sunday (Oct. 9) afternoon.

According to St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre, deputies responded to the 1400 block of Van Arpel Drive after receiving calls about gunshots being heard in the area. When authorities arrived, they found the victim, later identified as Yasmine Halum Haitham, unresponsive in the driveway of the home.

Deputies say Haitham had been shot in the chest. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

There is no word yet on a suspect or motive in the case. Anyone with any information is urged to contact authorities immediately. Here’s who to contact:

St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office

  • Det. Katie Evans at 504-494-4051
  • Det. Byron Smith at 504-494-3696
  • TIPS Line: 985-359-8477
  • Submit an online tip by clicking here:

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