Woman dies after being shot in chest multiple times

Woman dies after being shot in chest multiple times

On Jan. 29 at 11:28 a.m. Beaumont Police officers responded to the 1100 block of Church Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release.

When officers arrived, fire personnel was attending to a female victim who was suffering from gunshot wounds to her upper chest area. The victim was later transported to St. Elizabeth hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Lynda Barnes, a 57-year-old Beaumont woman.

The investigation has revealed that the victim was shot multiple times and shortly after, the suspect was seen running south from the residence.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his 30s or 40s, wearing a blue plaid shirt and sporting a short afro style haircut.

Investigators are asking that anyone with any information about this case contact Beaumont Police at (409) 832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS(8477). The investigation continues and is still on-going.

– Beaumont PD