Homecoming is supposed to be one of the best weekends of college life for students.
For the second time in three years, however, students at Grambling State University have lost their lives.
Early Sunday morning, shots rang out during a fight, leaving at least one student dead and seven others injured.
Cellphone footage was obtained by a local media outlet showing the exact moment the shots were fired.
While the shooter could not be seen in the video, a brawl involving dozens was clearly happening.
As punches were being thrown, shots could be heard nearby, which is when everyone scrambled.
At least two of the individuals shot were enrolled at Grambling, but none of the identifies have been revealed.
There is now a curfew in place from 9:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until further notice.
The school also canceled all home-coming events that had been scheduled for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Earlier in the week, there was another shooting at the school involving two individuals who were not students.
Authorities have identified one person of interest in the case and issued a warrant for Jatavious Carroll, aka “Rabbit.”
This is eerily similar to violence at the school in 2018…
Grambling State’s President Rick Gallot blamed the violence on individuals not connected with the school.
He stated, “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.
“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.”
Source: New York Post & KNOE (video available on that site)