DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A 40-minute lockdown was put in place at North Carolina Central University after Durham Police said a student was shot on campus Sunday night.
At first, in what was called an “NCCU University Police Emergency,” the school tweeted that there was “active gunfire” around 11:15 p.m. Sunday.
“Active shooter. If safe, seek shelter away from gunfire. Active shooter. Lock your door,” the EagleAlert Tweet said.
Durham Police told WNCN that a person was injured in a shooting on the NCCU campus at 10:53 p.m. Campus officials later said that the victim was a student.
The shooter in the incident has not been apprehended, Durham Police said.
The 19-year-old sophomore student who was shot suffered non life-threatening injuries, police said. They were released from the hospital this morning a spokesperson with NCCU said.
Several police evidence cones could be seen — possibly marking bullet casings — on East Lawson Street near Alston Avenue, which runs between the campus stadium and a parking deck.
At 11:55 p.m., NCCU Police said that the lockdown had been lifted. The university also tweeted an “All clear” and that normal activities could resume.
Police said that anyone with information about the incident should contact the NCCU Police Department at 919-530-6106.
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