GRAMBLING, La. – Sunday’s Homecoming activities and Monday classes have been canceled after a second shooting in a week occurred on Grambling State University’s campus.
GSU officials stated that the shooting occurred in the early morning hours in the quad area of the campus. Several victims were confirmed, including an enrolled student who was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
One of the shooting victims, a non-student, died from injuries.
“Our campus community has worked tirelessly to keep our students and others safe for the homecoming activities,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “Yet, with all our planning and coordination with our local, state, 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?”
The shooting occurred when a GSU Homecoming event was underway at McCall Dining Center. All individuals who were attending sheltered in place and were released once an all-clear was given by university police.
While the campus has been cleared for normal operations, the Sunday homecoming events, the soccer game scheduled for today, and tomorrow’s classes have been canceled.
The incident is under investigation by Louisiana State Police. Any information regarding the information should be sent to LSP at 318-345-0000 or GSUPD at 318-374-2222.
This is the second shooting within a week. Last Wednesday, there was a shooting in front of GSU’s Favrot Student Union 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.