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16 Apr 2016

Southern plans vigil for two students killed in shooting

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April 16, 2016 Category: Stateside Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Anette January and Lashuntae Benton  (Photos from left: Anette January via Facebook, Lashuntae Benton via Facebook)

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Southern University in Louisiana is planning a candlelight vigil for two 19-year-old students who were shot and killed at a party outside an off-campus apartment complex.

Tuesday’s vigil is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in a courtyard on the school’s Baton Rouge campus.

Police said Lashuntae Benton, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Annette January, of Gary, Indiana, were fatally wounded during a shootout early Sunday between 22-year-old Ernest Bernard Felton of Miami, and a 24-year-old man who was wounded.

Felton, a former Southern football player, remained in jail Tuesday following his arrest on an attempted second-degree murder charge related to the 24-year-old man’s shooting. Felton is a part-time student at Southern.

A police department spokesman said the wounded man remained in a hospital Monday night.

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