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GSU Officials Impose Campus Curfew After On-Campus Shootings

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GRAMBLING OFFICIALS REACT— Officials say one person was fatally shot and seven others were wounded at Grambling State University in the second deadly shooting at the North Louisiana  school within four days.  According to university officials   the shooting happened around 1AM   Sunday  on the campus quad.  The person who died wasn’t enrolled at the school.    The one victim who is a student was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.   Grambling State President Rick Gallot   held a news conference Sunday in response to the latest on-campus shooting.

"We will announce plans to further limit extra curricular campus activities and non-student access to the campus going forward," Gallot said.  "We will be engaging with our student leaders as these plans are being further developed."


Rick Gallot, President of Grambling State University
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Courtesy: WDSU
Rick Gallot, President of Grambling State University

Classes at Grambling have been canceled for today and Tuesday, and the university set a campus curfew from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice.   One person died and three others were wounded in a separate shooting on campus Wednesday.   Louisiana State Police have identified a suspect in that shooting, no new information is available on Sunday’s shooting.

Grambling State University officials react to recent on-campus shootings that have left two people dead and several others seriously injured.

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