Daughter allegedly shoots mother during argument near Opelousas


OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) — The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting between a daughter and mother that happed on Friday, according to a news release.  

Vera Sims

According to deputies, an argument between Vera Sims and her daughter, Ashley Sims, led to Ashley shooting her mother. Just after 5: 30p.m. deputies responded to 100 block of Lofton Street in Opelousas where they found Sims with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and lower parts of her body. She was taken to a local hospital for medical care. Her son Christopher said his mom went through surgery and is currently recovering in ICU.

Ashley fled the home before deputies arrived in a 2013 Mercedes Benz SUV. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ashley is asked to contact (337)-948-8475.

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