A Grambling State University student and another young man were shot and killed on the campus of the HBCU early Wednesday.
According to ABC News, the suspect fled the scene following the shooting and has not been apprehended. The Lincoln Parish, La., Sheriff’s Department said that it does not believe that the shooter was a student at the university.
Authorities believe that an altercation in a dorm room escalated into the shooting, which occurred in a courtyard outside. The two young men killed in the incident were identified as GSU senior Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell, who was not a student at the school. Both men were 23 years old and originated from Farmerville, La. Both young men were pronounced dead at the scene.
“This is a horrible tragedy. Nothing that anybody would’ve ever wanted to have happened,” Sutton said in a statement early Wednesday, according to ABC. “Our prayers are with the victims and their families. There’s no place for violence on Grambling State University campus. We always encourage our students to be safe, to be aware, watch who they hang out with, and watch who’s around at all times. This is a most unfortunate situation.”
The campus was not placed on lockdown following the shooting, but students have been advised to stay inside and be vigilant.
Read more at ABC News.