Two SLU student athletes identified after Friday shooting

Two SLU student athletes identified after Friday shooting
Updated: Feb. 27, 2018 at 5:14 PM CST
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HAMMOND, LA (WVUE) - A Southeastern Louisiana University basketball player is recovering at the hospital after a shooting in which one of his teammates is among three people arrested.

Another SLU student athlete, football player Avonti Cannon, was just released from the hospital after being shot in the  knee, according to a relative.

Both student athletes were wounded early Friday morning in the parking lot outside the SLU assembly center, and students are still trying to figure out what happened.

Another student athlete, Jabbar Singleton, is one of those arrested.

FOX 8 has obtained video of  Singleton, playing for Southeastern the day after the shooting in a game against Northwestern in Nachitoches.

But his teammate James Currington, from  Tuscaloosa, AL., was  not there because he was one of two student athletes recovering from  gunshot wounds.

Sunday, the day after the Northwestern game, Singleton was arrested and booked with illegal discharge and carrying of a weapon. But two others, 18-year-old Herbert Joseph of Napoleonville and 19-year-old Jacoby Senegal of Abbeville were both arrested and booked with two counts of attempted murder. School officials declined requests for on-camera interviews, but insist it was an isolated case.

"It's not  right. When you bring a gun to campus, you're endangering the lives of others," said student Darrius Stovall.

Singleton was being held on an $85,000 bond. Senegal and Joseph were being held on bonds of $225,000, and $175,000, respectively.

In a statement, University President John Crain said the dispute leading up to the shooting originated off campus. Crain also said the university will continue to pursue every opportunity to ensure the ongoing safety of Southeastern.

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