Several people were shot, including one fatally, early Sunday morning at Grambling State University during a homecoming event.
Officials for the Louisiana college said the shooting took place on the campus quad around 2 a.m. At least one victim was a student who was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
A non-student has died from their injuries.
According to the school, one of the last events of homecoming week, an alumni breakfast bar and Mimosa Madness After Midnight, began around the same time as the shooting in the McCall Dining Center. Attendees were ordered to shelter in place until given the all-clear.
Multiple people were shot at Grambling State University early Sunday morning.
The rest of Sunday’s homecoming events have been canceled, as have classes on Monday.
“Our campus community has worked tirelessly to keep our students and others safe for the homecoming activities,” Grambling State President Rick Gallot said in a statement to WWL.
“Yet, with all of our planning and coordination with our local, parish, regional, and state law enforcement partners, we still find ourselves grieving the loss of life and injuries just as too many communities in our country have experienced as well. Why would someone come to the campus of our Dear Ole Grambling and shoot innocent people?”
Neither a spokesperson for the school nor campus police immediately returned a request for comment.
It’s unclear if any arrests have been made.Internet Explorer Channel Network