Alcorn State student airlifted to hospital after being shot on campus


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – An Alcorn State University student was airlifted to a Jackson hospital after being injured during a shooting. The incident happened on campus around 3:00 Friday morning near the new dorm parking lot.

According to Vicksburg Daily News, the student was shot at least twice. In a campus alert, the suspect was described as a man with dreadlocks.

Alcorn State University released the following statement:

Since this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment on the matter. Alcorn State University is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Larry Orman, Vice President of Marketing and Communication at Alcorn State University

There’s no word on the student’s condition at this time. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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