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One dead, multiple injured in shooting during homecoming event at Louisiana university

A shooting on Sunday at a homecoming event on Grambling State University’s campus has left one dead and dozens injured.

Multiple shots were fired around 1:15 a.m. on the campus’ quad area, according to CNN. Several people were injured and one enrolled student was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Grambling State University spokesperson Tisha Arnold told CNN one person who was not enrolled at the school died due to the shooting.

“At the time of the incident, a homecoming event was underway in McCall Dining Center. All persons present sheltered in place and were released once the all-clear was given by University Police,” said Arnold.

A suspect in the shooting has not yet been identified and an active investigation by Louisiana State Police is underway.

Around 7:30 a.m., the school released an update stating that the campus has been cleared for normal operations.

Due to the shooting, homecoming events for Sunday were cancelled along with classes for Monday Oct. 18.

This incident occured less than a week after another shooting on the university’s campus left one student dead and a 16-year-old juvenile injured.

Louisiana State Police have issued an arrest warrant in that case for Jatavious Carroll of Delhi, Ga. for one count of Second Degree Murder, one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder and Possessing a Firearm/Weapon on School Property according to KTVE.

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