Kendrick Marshall , Genna Contino
The Charlotte Observer
Salisbury police said it is “devoting additional resources” as part of its investigation after two students were wounded and others sustained injuries during a reported shooting at Livingstone College.
At about 11 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the college during its homecoming concert to investigate what was described as an “active shooter” on the campus grounds, according to a city of Salisbury news release.
Two “members of the local community” had a verbal altercation that led to shots being fired, according to a statement from Livingstone, and two students were injured fleeing from it.
During the altercation, a person who is not a student at Livngstone fired at least one shot. No suspects have been arrested.
“The investigation up to this point indicates that there was no exchange of gunfire by those involved in the altercation contrary to earlier rumors,” according to a news release from police and the college.
Salisbury Police Department said Sunday that it is still investigating and “devoting additional resources to solve this crime.”
While at the scene, responding officers found two people who sustained gunshot wounds and others injured while attempting to flee the area, the release said. The conditions of the wounded and injured are currently unknown.
Salisbury authorities later indicated that there was “no active threat to the college or the community,” the release said.
“I’m saddened that after a week of homecoming activities without incident, our students, alumni, their families and friends had to witness this senseless act of gun violence. My prayer is that the community will respond to Livingstone College in the same manner it responded when gunfire erupted at a holiday basketball tournament in December,” Livingstone College President Anthony J. Davis said.
Police have yet to disclose a motive for the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Salisbury Police Lt. Justin Crews at (704) 638-5333 or send a message to the Salisbury Police Department’s Facebook or Twitter pages.
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