Early this morning, an altercation broke out on the Grambling State University campus, leaving a student and his friend dead and a shooter at large. Both victims, Grambling State student Earl Andrews, and his friend Monquiarious Caldwell, were from Farmerville, Louisiana. Here’s what we know so far about the Grambling State shooting.
CBS News reports that Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Williams told media outlets that detectives joined Grambling State campus police at the scene of the crime after receiving 911 calls starting at 12:04 AM, Wednesday morning.
The altercation happened in the courtyard between two Grambling dorm buildings, Grambling State University media relations director Will Sutton told CBS News.
When police arrived to the scene after getting a call from a distraught student, Andrews and Caldwell were already deceased.
Students have been urged to stay inside their dorms while the investigation is underway, USA Today reports.
Williams told CBS that a few witnesses have come forward to help with the investigation and police are still trying to piece together what happened. CBS notes that this isn’t the only shooting to devastate Louisiana’s Grambling University recently. Last month, on September 21st, another student was shot in the arm after an altercation.
“Our prayers go out to the victims and their families,” media relations director Sutton said in an on-camera statement. “Violence has no place on our campus. We will fully cooperate with the police investigation.”
Police will continue to work with witnesses to track down the shooter. Until then, we hope that everyone stays safe and our thoughts go to fellow students, family, and friends of the victims.