A homicide investigation is underway after an unidentified male student at Jackson State University was found shot to death on campus.
According to WAPT, police were called to the scene on Friday at about 8:30 a.m., where the body was found inside a Dodge Charger in a parking lot between Dixon Hall and Campbell College Suites.
JSU President Thomas K. Hudson confirmed the victim was a student and that the person of interest was in custody.
JSU President Thomas K. Hudson released a statement Friday, saying, “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the death of a JSU student. The loss of a young person is always a devastating circumstance for our campus community. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.”
Hudson said that grief counselors are available to offer support to students.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) also released a statement saying it was working with campus police to investigate.
“The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Jackson State University Police are working together to investigate the recent homicide on JSU campus. At this time, there is no further threat to those on campus.”
The MBI said that it is an open and ongoing investigation and that they will share their findings with the local District Attorney’s Office upon completion.