With homecoming approaching at Grambling State this weekend, tragedy hit early Wednesday morning as GSU Police Department responded to a shots-fired incident that left one dead and another injured.
GSU campus police chief Jerry Melton said the incident occurred between two non-Grambling State students in front of the Favrot Student Union on campus where a juvenile and a 19-year-old were shot.
Both individuals involved in the incident sustained injuries with one of the victims being pronounced dead later in the day. Additionally, university officials reported that two GSU students received non-life-threatening injuries when leaving the scene and were treated at a local hospital.
An additional unidentified person is also suspected of discharging a weapon into the air at the scene.
University officials confirmed that GSU police officers investigated to ensure there was no active threat to the campus.
“While Grambling State students were not seriously injured, we certainly offer our condolences to the family of the deceased,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. “We are thankful for the hard work done by GSUPD and the support given by the Louisiana State Police.”
The incident is currently under investigation by the Louisiana State Police. Anyone with information about the incident should contact LSP at (318) 557-5174 or GSUPD at (318) 274-2222. Students in need of counseling services may contact the University Counseling Center at (318) 274-3277.
Homecoming events are planned to continue as scheduled but additional security will be present according to GSU officials.
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