GRAMBLING, La. — One person was killed and seven others were wounded Sunday morning in a shooting at Grambling State University, the second fatal shooting on the university’s campus within the last week, officials said.
According to university officials, the shooting occurred at 1:15 a.m. in the quad area of the campus. The person who died Sunday wasn’t enrolled at the school, according to The Associated Press.
Louisiana State Police public information officer Michael Reichardt confirmed that one student was injured with non-life-threatening injuries in Sunday’s incident.
According to Reichardt, no motive for the shooting has been discovered.
Grambling State President Rick Gallot said the campus community worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of students and alumni despite the incident.
“With all of our planning and all of our coordination between our chief, assistant chief and the entire Grambling State University Police Department, along with our Sheriff Stephen Williams, 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,” Gallot said.
Gallot added the university will announce plans to further limit extracurricular activities and non-student access to the campus going forward, and that outsiders have contributed to situations that put the lives of students and others in danger.
“Our students come here for an education and far too often it’s outsiders who have created these situations that have put life and limb into in danger,” Gallot said. “That’s not why we’re here. That’s not what we’re about after 120 years, and so again, our priority is keeping our students safe.”
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.
“Right now we’re focused on providing support to our students here on campus,” Gallot said.
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.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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