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Grambling State University shooting leaves 1 dead, 7 wounded during homecoming

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A homecoming event at Grambling State University in Louisian was interrupted by gunfire on the nearby quad around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, leaving one person dead and seven people injured. 

It’s the second deadly shooting this week at the school after a gunfight broke out on campus Wednesday morning between two people who are not students. One person was killed and three others were injured in that shooting, which authorities believe is unrelated to Sunday’s incident. 

One of the eight victims in Sunday’s shooting was an enrolled student, who was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

“Our students come here for an education and far too often it’s outsiders who have created these situations that have put life and limb in danger,” Grambling State University President Rick Gallot said in a statement Sunday. “That’s not why we’re here. That’s not what we’re about after 120 years, and so again, our priority is keeping our students safe.” 

Students who were attending a homecoming event at McCall Dining Center were ordered to shelter in place until University Police issued the all-clear

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No suspect has been identified in Sunday’s shooting, but detectives with Louisiana State Police are looking for Jatavious Carroll, a.k.a “Rabbit,” for Wednesday’s shooting. 

Carroll is wanted for second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, and possessing a weapon on school property.

Police are searching for Jatavious Carroll, a suspect in Wednesday's shooting at Grambling State University. 

Police are searching for Jatavious Carroll, a suspect in Wednesday’s shooting at Grambling State University. 
(Louisiana State Police)

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The school enacted a curfew from 9:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until further notice, and canceled classes on Monday and Tuesday. 

The school is partnering with Louisiana State Police to take a more proactive approach to gun violence, Grambling State University director of communications Trish Arnold told Fox News.

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