Man wounded in shootout that killed student from Gary released from hospital

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola said he was notified Thursday that the man had been released from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

Police said the 24-year-old exchanged gunfire outside an apartment complex with 22-year-old Ernest Bernard Felton, a part-time Southern student.

Felton was arrested Sunday on an attempted second-degree murder charge related to the 24-year-old man's shooting. A witness told police that Felton initiated the shooting.

Investigators were awaiting results of a ballistic analysis to determine who's responsible for fatally shooting Lashuntae Benton, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Annette January, of Gary, Indiana.

Coppola said the women appeared to be "innocent bystanders."