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Authorities investigating shooting at Southern University

BRPD along with SUPD are investigating after reports of a shooting on campus early Friday, Oct....
BRPD along with SUPD are investigating after reports of a shooting on campus early Friday, Oct. 15.(Brandon Shackelford)
Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 5:01 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2021 at 10:53 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Authorities are investigating after a reported shooting on Southern University’s campus early Friday morning, according to a spokesman with the university.

The Baton Rouge Police Department and the Southern University Police Department are investigating after two individuals, who were not students, were shot in a residential area on campus.

The incident happened between 2:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., according to officials.

Just before 3:30 a.m., students were notified via the university’s Jags Safe app to remain in their rooms until clearance was given.

Students were notified via the Jags Safe app about a reported shooting on campus early Friday...
Students were notified via the Jags Safe app about a reported shooting on campus early Friday morning.(Southern University)

BRPD and SUPD are actively investigating.

The two individuals were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Around 5:15 a.m., students, faculty and staff were alerted via the Jag Safe app that the scene had been cleared.

At around 5:15 a.m., students, faculty and staff were notified via the Jags Safe app that the...
At around 5:15 a.m., students, faculty and staff were notified via the Jags Safe app that the scene had been cleared.(Southern University)

There is no active shooter or threat to the campus community at this time.

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