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Shock lingers among those close to crime scene after shooting deaths of two SU students

Annette January and Lashuntae Benton (Source: Southern University Young Alumni Network Facebook) Annette January and Lashuntae Benton (Source: Southern University Young Alumni Network Facebook)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

“And honestly, this is so shocking,” said Conway Bellone, a resident at the Cottages Apartment Complex in Baton Rouge.

Bellone woke up Sunday morning to find police cars near his home. Police say two women, 19-year old Southern University students, were shot and killed.

A 24-year old man was also shot, but officials say he will survive. Bellone couldn’t believe it happened in the gated community.

“The fact that this happened while I was sleeping or coming home is mind boggling," said Bellone.

Baton Rouge Police say the incident happened at around 2 a.m. in a parking lot outside of a social gathering.

By the early afternoon, investigators had taped off a large portion of the apartments and they were examining a burgundy car. They also spoke with complex managers.

Police have not identified a suspect or a motive, but they say there is no threat to the public.

“We believe at this time that this is an isolated incident,” said BRPD Public Information Office Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. “The investigation is fluid moving, so we believe the public is not in any danger.”

In the meantime, residents say they’re going to be more cautious.

“I keep my doors locked,” said Shane Guillot, whose home was close to the shooting. “I mean, I don’t stay out till four in the morning, so I guess it’s fine as long as you take the proper precautions."

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