Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana canceled classes for two days and instituted a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. after a shooting incident on campus in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 17. Eight people were shot, one of whom was killed. Only one of the victims was a student at the university. The incident occurred while a homecoming event was being held on campus. The shooter has not been identified at the time of this post.
Louisiana State Police are investigating the incident where about 12 shots were fired. It was not known if there was more than one shooter.
“Our campus community has worked tirelessly to keep our students and others safe for the homecoming activities,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. “Yet, with all of our planning and coordination with our 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.”
“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 in danger,” President Gallot added. “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.”