It happened late Thursday night after a woman visiting the campus reported to police that she had an encounter with a man who was armed with a handgun.
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In a joint statement from university police and Greensboro police, authorities said the woman told campus security that she was approached by the man and they struggled before the weapon discharged.
The woman was not shot, but received minor injuries. The suspect fled the scene.
Suspect is a Black male wearing all black unknown direction of travel. All students are requested to stay indoors. #NCAT— North Carolina A&T (@ncatsuaggies) April 21, 2017
Campus police went to the area to search for the armed suspect, and found an unidentified man with life-threatening injuries in a vehicle near Pride Hall.
He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the school.
The university said a preliminary investigation indicated the man was shot, but it was unclear if the fatal shooting was connected to the struggle.
The university took to Twitter to issue a warning about the incident.
Stay clear of Pride Hall on Benbow Road. The area is closed for investigation. #NCAT— North Carolina A&T (@ncatsuaggies) April 21, 2017
Meanwhile, the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (336) 373-1000 or text badboyz to 274637.
This is the third fatal shooting in the city within 24 hours, according to the university. It said officials don't have sufficient information to determine if the homicides are related.
This is the 3rd fatal shooting in the city within 24 hours. Officials don't have sufficient info to determine if the homicides are related.— North Carolina A&T (@ncatsuaggies) April 21, 2017
Greensboro is about 75 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh.