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Two Indian Doctoral Students Shot to Death at US University


Police in Louisiana are searching for suspects in the shooting deaths of two doctoral students at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

The two students, both natives of India, were killed late Thursday at an off-campus apartment. One of the men was bound with a computer cable.

LSU officials sent out emergency text messages to students and faculty shortly after the murders, but decided to keep the school open Friday. University Chancellor Sean O'Keefe says the evidence shows the deadly shootings were the result of a home invasion, and not part of "an escalating pattern."

O'Keefe says not all of the 8,000 students who registered for the emergency test message system received word of the shootings.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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