An unidentified Grambling State University student is recovering in a Ruston-area hospital after being shot in the leg during a fight in a campus dormitory last night. According to GSU officials, the fight took place in the former Building 800, and campus police have not named a suspect or revealed the cause of the fight or the shooting.
The Grambling campus shooting is the second in the last week on a black college campus, following a shooting at Elizabeth City State University. Two North Carolina HBCUs were locked down last Friday in the wake of perceived and real gun violence, as North Carolina A&T shut down for several hours following a report of a man on campus with a rifle, and North Carolina Central following an attempted armed robbery.
*UPDATE* – The Shreveport Times has reported updates to the ongoing investigation. From the report:
According to a campus release, bystander Tracy Lamar Greene Jr., 19, of Marrero, was taken to Ruston General Hospital with a wound to a lower leg. Brandon Cooper, 21, no town given, showed up at the hospital with shots in his right forearm and his left thigh. A third student, Jarion Walker, 20, of Westwego, also was wounded with a shot in a leg.
“We’re investigating additional injuries, talking with witnesses and others who might be able to help us,” Sgt. Ruby Jones said late Monday night. “We have this situation under control and there’s no reason for anyone to be concerned.”