Student shot on NCCU campus, gunman search underway

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Monday, October 26, 2015
Student shot on NCCU campus, gunman search underway
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Police searching for a gunman after a shooting on North Carolina Central University's campus late Sunday night.

DURHAM (WTVD) -- A student was injured late Sunday night on the edge of North Carolina Central University's campus following a shooting.

Just after 11 p.m., NCCU tweeted that there was an active shooter on campus, but in a statement Monday morning, school officials said that it "was NOT an active shooter situation."

Durham police were called to the scene to assist campus police near the school's football stadium, off of Lawson Street, near Alston Avenue.

NCCU put the campus on lockdown - urging all students to seek shelter and lock their doors as long as it was safe to do so.

University officials said a 19-year-old sophomore was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from the hospital earlier Monday morning.

According to NCCU, the incident stemmed from an argument and appeared to be isolated and not random.

Just before midnight, the school said the situation was "all clear" and the campus lockdown was lifted.

Further details surrounding the incident, including information about the alleged shooter, have not been released.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact the NCCU Police Department at (919) 530-6106.

The incident comes as the university kicked off its week-long Homecoming celebration Sunday.

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