UPDATE: Friday, 2:40 pm- The victim has been identified as Tatravia Rashannita Bryant, 28, of New Iberia.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith announced that detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred early on Friday morning in the Franklin area.
At approximately 3:24 am, dispatch received a call of a victim with a gunshot wound that was brought to a medical facility in Franklin. Patrol deputies and detectives were dispatched and an investigation was begun.
Through the investigation, detectives learned that the shooting occurred in the St. Joseph area and a female victim had been shot and transported to the medical facility. She subsequently succumbed to her wounds.
The incident is being investigated as a homicide and is ongoing. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
If you have any information on this incident, call the SMPSO at 337-828-1960 or send a crime tip to www.stmaryso.com/crime-tips. You can remain anonymous.