Lockdown lifted at Jackson State after active shooter report
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.
This story has been corrected to show the university is west of downtown Jackson, not Jacksonville.