Sheriff: Deadly shooting on Grambling campus wasn't random

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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 12:52 PM
Sheriff: Deadly shooting on Grambling campus wasn't random

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at Grambling State University (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

A law enforcement official says a deadly shooting at Grambling State University wasn't random or an act of terrorism.

Authorities said a student and his friend were fatally shot after an altercation that began in a dorm room and ended in a courtyard at the historically black university in northern Louisiana.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone told The News Star that it appears the two victims knew the suspect, who remained at large Wednesday. Stone says there was "bad blood" between them.

Investigators didn't immediately release a description of the suspect, but Stone says investigators have the suspect's nickname.

A university spokesman identified the victims as Grambling senior Earl Andrews and Monquiarius Caldwell. Both were 23 and from Farmerville, Louisiana.

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9:10 a.m.

Grambling State University in Louisiana is open for classes hours after a student and his friend were fatally shot on campus following an altercation.

The university posted a message on Twitter that said offices are open Wednesday with normal business hours and students are expected to attend classes as scheduled.

The shooter remained at large. Authorities at the historically black university didn't immediately identify a possible motive for the shooting, which was reported to campus police shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff's spokesman Stephen Williams said the shooting followed a fight that started inside a dorm room and spilled out into the courtyard.

A university spokesman identified the victims as Grambling senior Earl Andrews and Monquiarius Caldwell. Both were 23 and from Farmerville, Louisiana.

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5:37 a.m.

A sheriff's spokesman says a student and his friend were fatally shot at Grambling State University after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff's spokesman Stephen Williams says detectives are at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police, after getting 911 calls starting at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday.

"It was an altercation that started inside one of the dorm rooms and spilled out into the courtyard," Williams said. "We're interviewing witnesses."

Grambling State University Media Relations Director Will Sutton told news outlets that one of the victims was a Grambling senior, Earl Andrews, and the other was Monquiarius Caldwell, both 23 and from Farmerville, Louisiana.