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UPDATE: Two arrested in Southeastern Louisiana University shooting

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HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A shooting at a Louisiana college campus wounded two student-athletes early Friday, school officials said. Two suspects were later arrested and will be charged with attempted murder.
  
The shooting happened at 3 a.m. Friday near an assembly hall where basketball games and other sports events are held, said Southeastern Louisiana University spokeswoman Erin Cowser.
  
Cowser said the shooting apparently stemmed from a fight or altercation involving students and people who aren't enrolled in the school.
  
She said the shooting didn't force any closures or cancellations on Friday, a day when the school doesn't have a full schedule of classes.
  
Later Friday, Cowser said two people had been arrested and would be charged with attempted murder. She did not release their names.
  
The two students were treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
  
The school is located in Hammond, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northwest of New Orleans.

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8:50 a.m.

Two people were injured after gunshots were fired early Friday on a college campus in Louisiana, school officials said.
  
Southeastern Louisiana University spokeswoman Erin Cowser said the incident happened at 3 a.m. Friday near an assembly hall where basketball games and other sports events are held.
  
Cowser said the shooting apparently stemmed from a fight or altercation involving students and people who aren't enrolled in the school.
  
She said the incident hasn't forced any closures or cancellations on Friday, a day when the school doesn't have a full schedule of classes.
  
"The incident is over and done," she said.
  
It was 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. Police are investigating.

Here's the university's formal statement: 

The Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department has confirmed an incident occurred overnight on North Campus involving several individuals. Gunshots were fired, and two individuals suffered non-life threatening injuries. UPD is following up on all leads, and the incident remains under investigation. There is no present threat to the campus community.


The school is located in Hammond, about 56 miles northwest of New Orleans.


Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statement on the shooting promising the school that the state stands ready to mobilize resources to assist them in investigating the incident. 

The full statement from Gov. Edwards is below:

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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