LSU Police investigating overnight shooting near campus, victim taken to hospital



According to Ernie Ballard, Director of Media Relations for LSU, “LSU PD is currently working a shooting on Nicholson Dr. near W. Chimes St. The victim is not an LSU student, and police do not believe there is an active threat to campus at this time. The victim was transported to the hospital by EMS, with what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.”


The LSU Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Nicholson Dr. near the campus overnight.

The shooting happened after 1 a.m. on Friday morning and students are waking up this morning to an emergency alert stating that the shooting victim was not an LSU student.

LSU has put out this message on their website:

Update: LSUPD has worked the scene, victim is not an LSU student, PD is still investigating but campus is operating under normal conditions.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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