Authorities are trying to find the person who fatally shot two young men at Grambling State University early Wednesday morning.

One victim was identified as Earl Andrews, 23, a Grambling State University senior from Farmerville, Louisiana, university spokesman Will Sutton said. The other victim was identified as Monquiarius Caldwell, another 23-year-old from Farmerville. Caldwell was not a student at the university, Sutton said according to CNN
They were discovered in a courtyard between two dorm buildings, said Stephen Williams, a spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The incident took place after an altercation in a dorm room spilled over to a courtyard on campus, said Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is working the scene, but no suspect has been identified or arrested.

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Students have been told to remain in their dorms.

Police have the suspect’s nickname, Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said.

“This is not a random act, nor an act of terrorism,” he said. “It appears the victims and the suspect knew each other, and there was obviously bad blood. It’s a tragedy.”

The incident occurred as the university, a historically black college with about 4,500 students, celebrates its Homecoming this week.

It was the second shooting on campus in five weeks. On Sept. 21, a student was shot in the arm following an argument and subsequent fight in a campus dorm room.

“Our prayers go out to the victims and their families,” Sutton said. “Violence has no place on our campus. We will fully cooperate with the police investigation.”

 

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  1. Omg, my sincere condolences and prayers go out to the families of the two young men who lost their life. Also, my thoughts and prayers go out to GSU family. Stay strong!!!!

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