Grambling students react to the deadly shooting of Oct. 17

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GRAMBLING, La. (KTVE/KARD) – Both alumni and students say they were scared for their life in the midst of the early morning shooting that took place on Grambling State University’s campus during their homecoming celebrations on Sunday. 

Witnesses say they heard multiple gunshots from several locations in this mass shooting and people who were actually here last night are only saying one thing, that they are scared.

“I’m in fear for my life because I had to keep looking over my shoulder”, says freshman student, Danyail Pradia.

“I said I just have to run got to get somewhere dark, I literally run over there hiding behind a bush. I was so scared I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t have anybody with me. I was so scared. I left a whole group of people I was with. I just took off running”, says another freshman student, Dailin Williams.

Another freshman student Zekelia Lambert, says she was in shock but she thought about her safety first. 

“What went through my mind was first, I was worried about my safety and others as well. The first instinct for me is just to get away, and run all that”, she says. 

Other witnesses tell us members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity also helped carry two victims with gunshot wounds to safety.

“I don’t feel safe. And I’m just gonna put it out there, Grambling police need to do better. You’re not supposed to be running with us”, says Lambert.

“I think I’m just gonna stay in my house until I feel like it. I’m just gonna party in my room because I can’t do that”, says Pradia. 

For now, many students say they’re still upset and scared because of what happened last night and hopes the school can reinforce more security going forward.

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