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Jackson State University campus no longer under active shooter threat

Updated - A man was wounded on the campus of Jackson State University late Wednesday morning.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 11:57 AM
Updated: Dec 4, 2019 2:52 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A man was wounded on the campus of Jackson State University late Wednesday morning.

At 11:39 a.m., the university posted information to its Twitter account stating, “We have an active shooter on campus.”

The campus was placed on lockdown, but the lockdown has since been lifted.

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting on campus on Lynch Street where the man was wounded just after 11:00, WLBT-TV in Jackson reported.

The suspected shooter was in a black Honda Accord with license plate number MAC 0214, according to the University. 

University spokesman L.A. Warren said a non-student was shot in the leg across the street from the student center, The Associated Press reported.

A university police officer said the shooter was also not a student, the AP also reported.

The campus community is no longer under threat of an active shooter, the University stated at 12:12 p.m.

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