Grambling student shot during fight at dorm

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A Grambling State University student is recovering from a gunshot wound following a fight on campus.

According to our partners The New-Star, the incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. According to Will Sutton, director of campus communications, a student let a man into his dorm room. During an argument and subsequent fight, the student was shot in the upper left arm.

After the shooting, the gunman and all witnesses scattered. The GSU Police Department is investigating the shooting and attempting to establish who was present when the incident occurred.

The victim was transported to Lincoln Medical and transferred to University Health Shreveport for surgery. The victim is expected to recover, the injuries are said to be non-critical.

The incident has some students on the campus a bit shaken up.

“To be honest, I’m a freshman, having to experience that in the first few weeks and its in the beginning of the semester, it’s kind of frightening,” said Grambling State University freshman Kris Darroux.

Nazaria Parrott, had similar feelings, “It’s a little scary like what if that happened to someone I knew or somebody that I loved? That’s crazy that it happened so close, (and) you don’t expect it to happen somewhere where you feel safe,” she said.

A suspect has not yet been named.

Read more at The News-Star.

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