Two people were injured in an early morning shooting Friday, Feb. 23 on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, officials said.
An incident near North Campus involving several people escalated into gunfire, and those injured in the confrontation suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to a statement shared on the university’s Twitter page around 7:45 a.m.
Campus police sent out an alert just after 4 a.m., warning students about the overnight shooting. Several hours later school officials confirmed there was “no present to threat to campus or the community.”
Authorities said they are looking into several leads as they investigate the incident.
Gov. Edwards’ statement on shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University
Baton Rouge – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University:
“I have been in contact with President John Crain from Southeastern Louisiana University and Col. Kevin Reeves of the Louisiana State Police. I have promised Southeastern that the state stands at the ready to mobilize every available resource we have to assist them in this investigation. We will support Southeastern and law enforcement as they aggressively pursue the criminals who are responsible for the shootings. As we await more details, I encourage students, faculty and parents to continue to pay close attention to information from school officials and local law enforcement, and would remind them to report any suspicious activity to the proper authorities.”