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NCCU investigates overnight shooting on Durham campus

NC Central University police are investigating a shooting that put the campus on lockdown for two hours after a report of possible gunfire at a residence.

Campus police received a call about possible gunshots in the Lawson Street Residence Hall on Tuesday around 10:15 p.m.

Campus emergency medical services personnel on an unrelated medical call “provided aid to one individual who suffered one or more gunshot wounds” and who was taken to Duke University Hospital, the university said in a news release.

The release did not specify where the person, whose name was not released, was shot.

NCCU police officers were in the area to conduct proactive security checks in the residence hall, the release said.

“Officers were able to respond quickly to assess the situation and the campus lockdown order was initiated,” the report said.

An NCCU Alert said there was an “armed and dangerous individual on Lawson Street,” and instructed those on campus to “shelter in place until further notice,” ABC1, the media partner of The News & Observer, reported.

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Counseling services and a case manager will be available in Lawson Street Residence Hall for residents and students who would like to speak to someone or need support beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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