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Jefferson Parish investigating slaying

Jefferson Parish authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 27-year-old woman.

Sheriff Newell Normand says in a news release that that woman, whose identity has not been released, was shot at an apartment in Terrytown on Friday night.

Normand says three children and another woman were in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but it wasn't immediately clear if the victim was the children's mother.

Authorities say witnesses reported that a man was banging on the door and screaming obscenities before he got inside. He chased the woman around the apartment while shooting at her with a .45 caliber pistol. She ran outside and collapsed and died.

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