Two people injured in early-morning shooting on Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus

Two people were wounded early Friday morning after gunshots were fired on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, officials said.

University police told WDSU that the shooting took place on North Campus and involved a group of individuals. The two people who were injured were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A spokesperson for the university said the shooting happened overnight near the assembly hall where basketball games and other sporting events are held, The Associated Press reported.

School officials believe the shooting is a result of a fight that broke out. The spokesperson also would not confirm whether the two people injured are students.

Those who received alerts from SELU were warned by text Friday at 4:01 a.m. of reported shots fired on campus. The alert stated that campus police were investigating a report of gunshots near the University Center and that there was no immediate threat.

Officials said later Friday morning that no one has been taken into custody.

School leaders said there is no present threat to campus.

The incident remains under investigation.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement Friday that his office has been in contact with university officials and Louisiana State Police.

“I have been in contact with President John Crain from Southeastern Louisiana University and Col. Kevin Reeves of the Louisiana State Police. I have promised Southeastern that the state stands at the ready to mobilize every available resource we have to assist them in this investigation. We will support Southeastern and law enforcement as they aggressively pursue the criminals who are responsible for the shootings. As we await more details, I encourage students, faculty and parents to continue to pay close attention to information from school officials and local law enforcement, and would remind them to report any suspicious activity to the proper authorities.”

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