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Suspect arrested in shooting that killed Southern student in New Orleans over Christmas break

1 year 6 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 10 2023 Jan 10, 2023 January 10, 2023 2:37 PM January 10, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - Weeks after a Southern University student was gunned down at a Christmas party in New Orleans, police have arrested the suspected shooter. 

Police said Elijah Williams, 19, was taken into custody in New Orleans on Tuesday. He is accused of killing 19-year-old Southern student Courtney Hughes and 19-year-old Kyron Peters. Four others, ranging ages 17 to 18, where wounded by the gunfire.

Hughes was a freshman student at Southern and was visiting family over the holiday break when she was shot. 

Williams faces two counts of second-degree murder and four counts of attempted second-degree murder.

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