BATON ROUGE, La. –
Baton Rouge police say a shooting in Louisiana injured 11 people at a fraternity home near the campus of Southern University, which was hosting a hometown celebration, and two people are being held in custody. detention.
Authorities initially said nine people were injured early Friday at a party held just off campus. At a news conference late Friday, Deputy Sheriff Myron Daniels confirmed that two others were injured, The Advocate reported. Police said the 11 victims had non-life-threatening injuries.
The two men arrested have been identified as Daryl Stansberry, 28, and Miles Moss, 24, and each face 11 counts of accessory after attempted first-degree murder and unauthorized use of a weapon. gas, news agencies reported. It is not known whether either is represented by an attorney who can speak for them. They are being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish prison.
The motive for the shooting was not disclosed, but Daniels said investigators believe it was “an isolated incident.” A police spokesman said it appeared to be the result of something that happened at an annual party, organized by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, and not an ongoing feud. .
This isn’t the first time “Kappa Luau” has ended with gunfire. In 2018, LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was fatally shot during a scuffle at an off-campus party.
Southern University released a statement hours after Friday’s shooting, emphasizing that the party was not a school-sponsored event and that the shooting did not occur on a university campus.
Southern University police said officers will increase security at remaining homecoming events, including Saturday’s home football game against Virginia-Lynchburg. The game starts at 4pm