Alarming news for students and alumni. Over the weekend, North Carolina A&T State University went into lockdown after reports of an on campus shooting. The university tweeted the following updates:
Campus Alert: Shots fired at Bluford Circle. The campus is on lockdown. Stay behind closed and locked doors. #NCAT (1) … UPDATE (1): One person has been shot and transported to the hospital. Police are on the scene investigating. (con’t) …UPDATE (1): con’t The campus is still in lockdown. Stay behind closed and locked doors.#NCAT
According to News 2, police were looking for two suspects who they say fled the scene. They say they student shot was taken to Moses Con Hospital with non-life threaten injures. The university later tweeted the following update:
FINAL UPDATE: The campus lockdown has been lifted. For increased safety, University Police Department recommends that you stay in doors (1) … FINAL UPDATE: The incident is under police investigation. The suspects have not been identified at this time. (2) … FINAL UPDATE: The University Police Department will be visible and on high alert throughout the evening. (3)
An increased number of people and students were on the campus, as this is the University’s annual homecoming weekend.