Two people have been injured by gunshots fired early Friday morning at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Spokeswoman Erin Cowser confirmed the incident happened at 3 a.m. Friday near an assembly hall. The school had sent out messages by text on Friday morning at 4:01 a.m. Reportedly, the shooting was connected to a fight involving students and people who were not enrolled at the school. According to ABC News, Cowser confirmed, “The incident is over and done.”
According to WDSU, school police have confirmed there was no threat to the students on campus.
It is currently unclear if the two people who were shot were students at the school; both were taken to a local hospital and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
According to The Washington Post, university spokeswoman Tonya Lowentritt released the following in a statement on Friday morning on social media:
“The university police department has confirmed an incident occurred overnight on North Campus involving several individuals. Gunshots were fired, and two individuals suffered non-life threatening injuries. UPD is following up on all leads, and the incident remains under investigation. There is no present threat to the campus community.”
The school is located in Hammond, around 56 miles northwest of New Orleans.
What happens now?
Police are currently investigating the situation, with no suspects currently in custody.
At this time, it has also been confirmed that the incident hasn’t forced any closures or cancellations at the school.
As the story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.
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Shots fired at Southeastern Louisiana University, 2 people injured: authorities https://t.co/gTGha0Y7mw
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