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2 university students dead in Louisiana shooting

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police and university officials say two 19-year-old women who were Southern University students and members of the school’s athletic program were killed during a shootout outside a Baton Rouge apartment complex.

Police arrested one of two men suspected in the Sunday morning shooting. Twenty-two-year-old Ernest Bernard Felton is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in the shooting of a 24-year-old man who was at a hospital with wounds that aren’t considered life-threatening.

Police say investigators were awaiting results of ballistic analysis to determine who’s responsible for fatally shooting Lashuntae Benton, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Annette January, of Gary, Indiana.

Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said in a statement that Benton and January were shot around 2 a.m. during a shootout between Felton and the man who was shot.


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