Louisiana university: two international students shot dead

Two international students were found dead at an apartment at a university in the U.S. state of Louisiana, authorities says, adding that the men were likely shot dead during a home invasion.

Police said that international Ph.D. students Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam were found inside an apartment at the Edward Gay complex. Their bodies were discovered after a call to campus police Thursday night seeking medical attention, the AP said.

Victim’s nationalities or other details were not disclosed, no suspects were identified.

An emergency text message was sent to students registered for an emergency alert system, but not all students received it, the university said in a news release. The problem was being investigated.

Officials also sent out an e-mail, voice mail message and posted a message to the LSU Web site. Many campuses implemented such emergency alert measures following the mass shooting of 32 people at Virginia Tech earlier this year by a gunman who killed himself.

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