Fatal shooting on Grambling State University campus

by Luis Castro October 26, 2017, 0:27
Fatal shooting on Grambling State University campus

Two men were fatally shot early Wednesday morning on the campus of Grambling State University in northern Louisiana, authorities said.

The Associated Press reported detectives were at the scene helping campus police.

Sutton called the deadly shooting a "horrible tragedy" and "nothing that anybody would've ever wanted to have happened".

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Those shot dead were Earl Andrews, 23, and Monquiarius Caldwell, 23, while the perpetrator, an unknown individual, fled the scene, the news outlet specified.

During Howard University's homecoming weekend recently, students feared for their safety after an active shooter report. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office is the lead agency in the investigation.

"It was an altercation that started inside one of the dorm rooms and spilled out into the courtyard", Williams said.

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Sutton released this official statement: "Our prayers go out to the victims and their families".

The incident occurred at Grambling State University about 40 miles west of Monroe, La. We always encourage our students to be safe, to be aware, to watch who they hang out with, and to watch who's around at all times. CBS notes that this isn't the only shooting to devastate Louisiana's Grambling University recently.

The university tweeted that the campus offices are open on Wednesday and that "students are expected to attend class as scheduled".

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