Lockdown lifted at Jackson State after active shooter report

 

The Associated Press

 

 

JACKSON -- Jackson State University's campus was placed on lockdown Wednesday after someone was shot and wounded there, prompting an active shooter alert.

 

A non-student was shot in the leg across the street from the student center, university spokesman L.A. Warren said. A university police officer at the scene confirmed to the Clarion Ledger that there was a single shooter, who also was not a student. The officer said one person was injured and brought to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

 

The university initially sent out a tweet telling everyone on campus to take shelter. It later said the lockdown had been lifted and there was no longer a threat.

 

 

The historically black university is located just west of downtown Jackson and has about 7,000 students.

 

 

 

 

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