UPDATE: GRAMBLING, LA. (KTVE/KARD)(5:00 PM)– Thursday night around 10:00 P.M. shots were reportedly fired on Grambling State University’s campus in between Pinchback and Douglass halls.
Though the shooting happened on campus, GSU President Rick Gallot, says the individuals involved are not students or associated with the institution.
“Unfortunately it is again the actions of non-students that have reflected negatively on our student body,” said Rick Gallot, GSU President.
President Gallot confirmed that two non-students had a disagreement earlier that day that ultimately ended up on GSU’s campus. The victim has non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital. Gallot adds that no students were injured during the incident and keeping students safe has been made a priority.
“We will have additional law enforcement support from the City of Grambling, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, and Louisiana State Police,” said Gallot.
GSU is an open campus, but President Gallot says barriers have already been in place on campus streets to help limit the traffic of non-students and faculty. However, safety measures continue, a 10 pm curfew will be implemented for students on campus.
“At the end of the day, I think everyone recognizes that we have great students that really are trying to get a great education. We will continue to support our students and make sure they are safe and have the ability to get a great education,” said Gallot.
University police were immediately on the scene, and a shelter-in-place order was issued for students via the campus emergency alert system. We’re working to get the names of the two non-students responsible for the incident. This is still an ongoing investigation and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: GRAMBLING, La. (KTVE/KARD)(1:42 PM) — Grambling State University will increase campus security after one person was shot overnight.
According to GSU, the shooting happened at approximately 10 PM on Thursday, August 13, 2020, between Pinchback and Douglass Halls.
One person, who is not a student at GSU, received non-life threatening injuries and is now recovering at a local hospital.
GSU states in a press release that university police were immediately on the scene and a shelter-in-place order was issued for students via the emergency alert system.
Grambling President Rick Gallot is quoted in the release saying, “We are grateful that no students were injured during this incident. Campus safety is our first priority. We have taken immediate additional steps to protect our students.”
President Gallot goes on to state that the university will increase security, increase the use of access control (i.e. mechanisms, stations, check points), and has implemented a 10 PM curfew until further notice.
The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 318-274-2222.
Students who may need counseling services can call the University Counseling Center at 318-274-3277.
KTVE/KARD reporter Mya Hudgins spoke with President Gallot on Friday and will have more on the increased security measures coming to the university tonight on NBC 10 News and FOX 14 News.
GRAMBLING, La. (KTVE/KARD)(12:56 AM) — One person was shot overnight on the Grambling State University’s campus.
University Police have confirmed that the person shot is not a student at GSU but did not give their name or current condition at this time
According to the school’s text alert system, a firearm was discharged near Douglass and Pinchback on campus.
This is a developing story, we will update you with more information as we receive it.