2 young men dead
Most media houses and websites have been carrying the news about the shooting at Grambling state University with happened in the early hours of Wednesday 25th October 2017. The fatal shooting left 2 young men dead. Grambling State University (GSU) is a historically black, public, coeducational university, which is considered one of the HBCUs in the US. This university is located in Grambling, Louisiana. The university is home of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, and is listed on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. The shooting incident has left many people in a shock.
At the time of this writing, authorities are still trying the find the person responsible for the shooting. One victim was identified as Earl Andrews, 23, a Grambling State University senior from Farmerville, Louisiana, Will Sutton who is the university spokesman said the other victim was identified as Monquiarious Caldwell, another 23-year-old from Farmerville.
Although Earl Andrews was a student at Grambling State University, Caldwell was there to visit. Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said “There are no indicators that this incident bears any resemblance to any of the random acts of violence or domestic terrorism that have been experienced around our country in recent weeks.” He believes that the incident occurred between persons who knew each other.
Although the suspect remained at large hours after the shooting, classes at the historically black college were held as usual, as the university posted a message on Twitter that said offices would be open Wednesday with normal business hours and students were expected to attend classes as scheduled.
A Grambling State student was wounded last month in a separate shooting on the campus. Grambling spokesman Will Sutton told news outlets then that a student let another person into a dorm and there was a fight that ended with a student being shot in the left arm on Sept. 21, 2017. No suspects have been named in that shooting.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Williams said detectives joined Grambling State’s campus police in investigating the double homicide after getting 911 calls starting at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday.
According to the information provided by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone, the suspect is believed to be an African American. The sheriff’s office said the suspect was a black male but didn’t immediately release a detailed description of him. Both shooting victims also were black, according to a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, and more details will be revealed as soon as possible.
One of the victim’s brother, Ledarius Heard said the deadly shootings happened during the school’s homecoming week, and his brother, Andrews typically came home immediately after classes ended but had been on campus Tuesday night to hang out with friends during homecoming week.