Shortly after 11:00 this morning deputies from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista. Bayou Vista Elementary was locked down as a safety precaution. On arrival deputies found a 47 year old woman who had several gunshot wounds to the upper body. She was transferred to a New Orleans hospital where she is listed in critical condition. The suspect is described as a heavy set olive complected white or Hispanic male with short blond hair wearing a striped shirt and khaki pants.