2 LSU students killed
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two students were found shot to death inside an apartment at Louisiana State University, and authorities said Friday the men were likely slain during a home invasion.
The victims, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, both international Ph.D. students at LSU, were found inside an apartment at the Edward Gay complex, police said. They were discovered after a call to campus police around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night seeking medical attention.
No suspects had been identified.
The shootings happened as students were wrapping up final exams. The apartments where the two victims lived are located on the edge of campus and are designated for graduate and married students.
Campus officials were urging students to be cautious traveling to and from the campus Friday. An emergency text message was sent to students registered for an emergency alert system, but not all students received it, the university said in a news release. The problem was being investigated.
Officials also sent out an e-mail, voice mail message and posted a message to the LSU Web site. Many campuses implemented such emergency alert measures following the shootings at Virginia Tech earlier this year.
Published in The Messenger on 12.14.07