Reports from a sheriff’s spokesman have revealed that a student and his friend were fatally shot at a Louisiana university after an argument that started in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene early Wednesday.
Stephen Williams, who is Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s spokesman revealed that the detectives joined the campus police who are investigating the double homicide at Grambling State University after they received the 911 calls that started at midday.
Grambling State Campus is a historically black university that is located in northern Louisiana, the institution has an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students.
“It was an altercation that started inside one of the dorm rooms and spilled out into the courtyard,” Williams said. “We’re interviewing witnesses.”
Reports from Grambling State media relations director Will Sutton told news outlets that one of the victims was a Grambling senior, Earl Andrews, and the other was Monquiarius Caldwell.
The two are alleged to be 23-years-old and are from Farmerville, Louisiana. Andrews’ aunt, Mattie Boyette, told KSLA.com that she had no idea why anyone would want to shoot him.
“He was here at Grambling, good student, good kid. He just wanted an education. He just wanted to better himself,” Boyette said.
“His momma his sister and his brother, he was the apple of their eye,” she said.
The shootings, which took place on Wednesday, happened during the school’s homecoming week. Reports from KSLA.com revealed that Sutton had determined that it was too early to conclude whether any homecoming events would be affected.
A student from Grambling State campus was wounded last month in a separate shooting that took place on the campus.
A report that was issued by Sutton told news outlets that a student let another person into a dorm and there was an altercation that ended with a student being shot in the left arm on the 21st of September. However, the authorities are yet to name the suspects.