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Police are searching for an Opelousas woman who shot her mother

Posted at 4:36 PM, Nov 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 22:57:11-04

OPELOUSAS — St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred between a mother and daughter Friday night just after 5:30 P.M in 100 block of Loften Street in Opelousas.

According to detectives, Ashley Sims and her mother, Vera Sims, began to argue when Ashley Sims allegedly armed herself and shot her mother multiple times.

The victim, Vera Sims was transported to a Lafayette hospital where she remains due to her gun shot wounds.

Ashley Sims fled prior to deputies arrival in a black 2013 Mercedes Benz SUV. Ashely Sims is described as a black female, age 38 and is 5’3” weighing 140 pounds.

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