Two Southern University students were killed this morning in a shooting outside of off-campus housing near Louisiana State University.
University officials confirmed the deaths of freshman Annette January and sophomore Lashuntae Benton in a statement issued this afternoon. January was a track and field athlete and Benton was a student athletic trainer, both caught in gunfire along with a 24-year-old male , now hospitalized with injuries.
“An investigation is ongoing. The University asks for prayers and support for the families at this difficult time,” said Southern System President Ray Belton.