DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina Central University Police said it is looking for several suspects after a 19-year-old student was shot in the butt late Sunday night.
The school was placed on a 40-minute lockdown after Durham Police said the student was shot on campus around 11 p.m.
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University spokeswoman Ayana Hernandez said in a statement Monday morning that there wasn’t an active shooter situation on the campus.
Hernandez said the shooting followed an argument and was not a random act. Witnesses say several shots were fired from a vehicle.
The campus police chief said the police response was appropriate despite saying an active shooter on campus was a mistake.
The 19-year-old sophomore who was shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. They were released from the hospital this morning, a spokesperson with NCCU said.
The lockdown was lifted shortly before midnight.
NCCU police said it is following leads in a search for several suspects following the incident.
A gunshot hole was seen on Monday in a dorm window on campus. Students say the hole in a residence hall window serves as a reminder of a scary situation on campus.
Police said that anyone with information about the incident should contact the NCCU Police Department at 919-530-6106.