Saturday, December 15, 2007

LSU Shooting

A shooting at LSU (off campus) left two people dead. Both victims were shot in the head and one was tied up with computer cable according to Yahoo news. The two students lived in an apartment housing for married and graduate students (they were doctorial candidates from India, so might have been an ethnic killing).

Police did not lock down the school, but the shooter(s) remain at large.

BATON ROUGE, La. - Police searched for suspects Friday in the shooting deaths of two Louisiana State University students, and unlike other schools in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, the school decided against locking down the campus.

Police patrols were increased on the 28,000-student campus, and students were urged to be cautious as they wrapped up final exams and headed home for the holiday break. But LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe said police chose not to blockade the campus or reschedule the tests after determining the two doctoral candidates from India were slain in an isolated home invasion.

The victims were found late Thursday after being shot in the head inside an apartment complex for married and graduate students. One was tied up with a computer cable. The killings were the first on campus in more than a decade.

The suspects remain at large.

Yahoo News

I hope they catch the killer(s) that did this and bring them to justice. I'm not sure about the policy LSU has about students and guns (and not sure if a gun would have helped the victims) but I am sure that I would want to be able to attempt to protect myself in that situation.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victims.



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