1 killed, 7 hurt in shooting at Grambling State University


GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — One person was fatally shot and seven others were wounded at Grambling State University in the second deadly shooting at the Louisiana school within four days, officials said.

The shooting happened around on the campus quad, according to social media posts from the university. The person who died wasn’t enrolled at the school, and the one victim who is a student was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. The victims’ identities haven’t been released.
Homecoming events on Sunday as well as classes on Monday and Tuesday were canceled. The university set a curfew from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice.

Early Wednesday morning, one person died and three others were wounded in a separate shooting on campus. The university said in a news release that the gunfire involved two people who weren’t enrolled at the school. Two students in the vicinity received injuries that weren’t life-threatening.
Jatavious Carroll, 18, was named a suspect in that case, but has not yet been taken into custody, Louisiana State Police said in a news release Sunday evening. The agency is investigating both Grambling State shootings.
Grambling State University posted to their social media that effectively immediately from 9:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.. Also classes will not resume until Wednesday. See Facebook post below for full statement.

The Louisiana State Police are currently seeking the suspect involved in the early morning shooting on Grambling State University campus. According to a Facebook post, they are also still looking for Jatavious Carroll, a.k.a “Rabbit” wanted for a shooting on the same campus just four days ago, October 13.
Louisiana State Police say seven people were injured in Sunday morning’s shooting and one person died. Of those injured, one of the victim’s was a student at the university.
See the Facebook post below for full media release from Louisiana State Police
Grambling State University just announced on their Facebook Page that all Homecoming events planned for today Sunday, October 17 have been canceled due to another early morning shooting on campus.

The post indicates several people were injured including students and non-students. One of the non-student victims has died.
Also there will be no classes on Monday October 18 for students. Counseling services are being made for all students and employees.
Louisiana State Police are working this case. There will be a press conference on campus in front of Long Jones Hall today at 2:00 p.m.
One person was killed and several others were injured in a shooting at Grambling State University in Louisiana on Sunday.
In a statement shared to Facebook, the university said a non-student was killed, while at least one enrolled student was injured in the shooting which took place at 1:15 p.m. in the quad area of campus during a homecoming event.

“All persons present sheltered in place and were released once the all-clear was given by University Police,” the university said.
The university also canceled the remaining homecoming activities scheduled for Saturday and classes on Monday.
Louisiana State Police are conducting an investigation into the incident.
Sunday’s incident was the second fatal shooting on the campus this week.
State police on Friday issued an arrest warrant Friday for a suspect in a shooting Wednesday that killed 19-year-old Damarius Murphy and injured a 16-year-old.
The university increased security following the Wednesday shooting, informing students there would be “increased law enforcement presence” throughout the rest of the homecoming events.
Grambling State University President Rick Gallot issued a statement questioning why the shootings took place on its campus.

“Our campus community has worked tirelessly to keep our students and others safe for the homecoming activities,” said Gallot. “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.


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