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  18 Oct 2021, 09:33
Update : 18 Oct 2021, 09:56

One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week

  WASHINGTON, Oct 18, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - One person was killed and another
seven injured at a US university shooting early Sunday, police said, just
days after another firearm incident at the same school left one dead.

  A student was among those wounded in the attack at around 1:30am (local) at
Grambling State University, Louisiana State Police said, with one person in
critical condition at hospital.

  The school tweeted the student was "treated for non-life-threatening
injuries", and the person killed was not enrolled at the university.

  It is the second shooting in less than a week -- although the incidents are
not believed to be connected -- at the historically Black college in the
southern US state.

  Homecoming activities -- an annual football game accompanied by parties --
were canceled as were Monday and Tuesday classes, the school said.

  There was an overnight curfew imposed until further notice, the statement
added.

  "GramFam, now the is the time to be Unapologetically Unified as we rally to
comfort one another after this morning's incident," the school tweeted
earlier Sunday.

  A later tweet implored students to avoid spreading misinformation about the
investigation.

  "LSP is requesting assistance in locating a suspect or suspects in this
shooting," Louisiana State Police said in a statement posted to Facebook.
"Any information, even the smallest detail, could be of value in this
investigation."

  Officers also released the name and picture of a suspect in a shooting on
the same campus.

  The October 13 shooting left one 19-year-old dead and one 16-year-old
injured, police said.

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