Frat House Shooting Leaves 11 Injured During Homecoming Weekend


Eleven people shot at fraternity house near Southern University in Baton Rouge – WDSU New Orleans

A mass shooting occurred early Friday morning near the Southern University campus. Eleven people were injured, and the University is working to ensure that students, employees, alumni and other visitors to campus are safe during this Homecoming weekend.

The shooting happened outside the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity around 1:50 a.m. Friday. Baton Rouge Police officers responded to 636 Hardin Boulevard regarding a report of the gunfire. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening at this time.

Once authorities arrived, two suspects were identified and taken into custody without incident. Any witnesses or party goers with photos, videos, or details associated with this shooting are urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

The motive of the shooting is still under investigation by the police. They are trying to determine the circumstances that led to such a violent outburst.

Police say they expect the victims to recover, and are looking into what the police department will be doing around the campus for this weekend.

Southern University released a statement after this shooting occurred off campus at a non-University sponsored event. The university is keeping students, employees, alumni and other visitors to campus safe during this Homecoming weekend.

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