GRAMBLING. — 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.

Officials at the university claim that the incident occurred in the quad of campus around 1:15 AM. The person who died Sunday wasn’t enrolled at the school, according to The Associated Press.  

Michael Reichardt from the Louisiana State Police Public Information Office confirmed that one student suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of Sunday’s incident.

Reichardt claims that no motive has been found for the shooting. 

Rick Gallot of Grambling State stated that the entire campus community worked diligently to safeguard students and graduates 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. 

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Gallot explained that “our students come here to receive an education. Far too often, it’s the outsiders who have created such situations that put life and limb in danger.” Gallot stated, “That is not why we are here. This is not why we are here after 120 years. So again, keeping our students safe is our top priority. 

The university cancelled homecoming activities on Sunday and classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. From 9:30 to 6 AM, the university has established a curfew until further notice.

Gallot stated, “Right now, we’re focused to provide support for our students here at campus.” 

Jatavious C. Carroll (18), was listed as a suspect but has not been taken into custody yet, Louisiana State Police stated in a Sunday night news release. Both shootings occurred in Grambling State.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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