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Authorities identify three arrested in Friday shooting at Southeastern University

3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Monday, February 26 2018 Feb 26, 2018 February 26, 2018 5:55 PM February 26, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

UPDATE: The Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office has identified the two arrested after last week's shooting at Southeastern University Friday.

The sheriff's office says 19–year-old Jabbar Singleton of New Orleans, 18-year-old Herbert J. Joseph Jr. of Napoleonville and 19-year-old Jacoby G. Senegal of Abbeville were arrested in connection with the shooting. 

Singleton is charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and carrying a firearm while on school property.

Joseph is charged with carrying a firearm on school property and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Senegal is charged with carrying a firearm on school property, two counts of attempted second-degree murder and possession of a stolen firearm.  

School officials also confirmed the two victims in the shooting were student-athletes at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Check back for updates.

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HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Two people were arrested in connection to a shooting on Southeastern Louisiana University's campus, which injured two student athletes.

School spokeswoman Erin Cowser says the incident happened at 3 a.m. Friday near an assembly hall where basketball games and other sports events are held.

Cowser says it appears that students were involved, but it is unclear whether the two people injured were students. They were taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Cowser says no suspects are in custody but that police have determined there was no "present threat" on campus. The school is located in Hammond, about 56 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Gov. John Bel Edwards released a statement about the shooting.

I have been in contact with President John Crain from Southeastern Louisiana University and Col. Kevin Reeves of the Louisiana State Police. I have promised Southeastern that the state stands at the ready to mobilize every available resource we have to assist them in this investigation. We will support Southeastern and law enforcement as they aggressively pursue the criminals who are responsible for the shootings. As we await more details, I encourage students, faculty and parents to continue to pay close attention to information from school officials and local law enforcement, and would remind them to report any suspicious activity to the proper authorities.

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