Shooting near university campus in Mississippi leaves two dead, two injured

Published 10:41 am Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Two Alcorn State University students were killed and two others injured after a shooting outside the Lorman campus early Tuesday morning.

According to news reports, three male students were taken to the Claiborne County Medical Center after a shooting that happened south of Port Gibson at a hangout spot called The Ark. One student was transported to University Medical Center in Jackson.

Reports indicate the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation identified the two students killed as 22-year-old James Carr and 19-year-old Tahir Fitzhugh.

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Carr is from Itta Bena, Mississippi, Fitzhugh is from Pennsylvania.

The University was placed on lockdown immediately after the incident, announcing on Twitter at 7:25 a.m. that it had been lifted and campuses were open for normal business hours.