Student shot on NCCU campus, shooter at large

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) — North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina was placed on a 40-minute lockdown after police said a student was shot on the campus Sunday night.



At first, in what was called an “NCCU University Police Emergency,” the school Tweeted that there was “active gunfire” around 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

“Active shooter. If safe, seek shelter away from gunfire. Active shooter. Lock your door,” the EagleAlert Tweet said.

Durham Police told WNCN that a person was injured in a shooting on the NCCU campus at 10:53 p.m. Campus officials later said that the victim was a student.

The shooter in the incident has not been apprehended, Durham police said.

The student who was shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Several police evidence cones could be seen — possibly marking bullet shells — on East Lawson Street near Alston Avenue, which runs between the campus stadium and a parking deck.

At 11:55 p.m., NCCU Police said that the lockdown was lifted.

“All clear. The campus lockdown has been lockdown lifted. Normal activities can resume,” the Tweet said.

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