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.
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.