During the Mr. AKA pageant last Thursday, after 8 p.m. a mass text was sent to the student body regarding a BB gun incident, which involved a Grambling State University student. The victim was a female who is believed to be campus resident.
ccording to Lt. Ruby Jones the crime still remains unsolved. She currently oversees the campus police department.
”Because this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to disclose any information about the crime,” said Jones.
he incident occurred at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 outside of Knott Hall, a student dormitory.
niversity spokesman William Sutton said the initial call was to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
After being informed by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff, campus police arrived within minutes. The victim, whose name has not been released, was seen going to Bethune Hall when campus police arrived.
”We believe the shot ricocheted off an object, striking her in the back of the neck,” said Sutton.
he was later rushed to the hospital and released that same night with only one stitch.
rior to the shooting there was an altercation outside of Knott Hall, according to Sutton. The police are trying to find leads to the investigation. As of now, the only lead is that there was a blue sedan seen leaving the crime, said Sutton.
”(Campus police) have been posting fliers around campus seeking further information from faculty and students regarding this incident,” said Jones. “If you have any information, please contact the GSUPD at 318-274-2222.”
Also fliers have been posted throughout the campus informing students that the institution has a zero tolerance of guns and that includes BB guns.