U.S.: 2 university students dead in Louisiana shooting
April 11, Baton Rouge: Two 19-year-old women who were Southern University students and members of the school's athletic program were shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire early Sunday outside a Baton Rouge apartment complex, police and university officials said.
Police arrested one of two men suspected of exchanging shots. Ernest Bernard Felton, 22, of Miami, 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, media reports said.
Investigators were awaiting results of ballistic analysis to determine who is responsible for fatally shooting Lashuntae Benton, of Lake Charles, and Annette January, of Gary, Indiana, police said.
Benton and January were shot around 2 a.m. during an exchange of gunfire between Felton and the man who was shot, Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said in a statement.
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