1 killed, 7 injured in US campus shooting

18 October 2021, 1:59 pm

WASHINGTON D.C., Sept. 20, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Police officers stand guard near the shooting scene in Washington D.C., the United States, on Sept. 19, 2019. One person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting Thursday night in northern Washington D.C., police said. (Xinhua/Liu Jie/IANS)

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One person was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting at the Grambling State University in the US state of Louisiana, local authorities said.

Among the injured, one is in critical condition, Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Michael Reichardt said at a news conference.

The shooting took place at around 1 a.m. on Sunday on the campus quad, Xinhua news agency reported citing social media posts from the university as saying.

The person who died wasn’t enrolled at the school, and only one of the injured was a student, who was treated for non fatal injuries, said an ABC News report.

In the wake of the shooting, the university set a curfew from 9.30 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice, said the report, adding that homecoming events on Sunday as well as classes on Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled.