Shooting Breaks Out At High School Graduation Ceremony

New Orleans police say 1 woman killed, 2 injured in shooting outside graduation – WDSU New Orleans

Graduation is a time for celebrating the accomplishments of hard-working students. It’s a time of looking forward to the future in anticipation of greater success.

However, this ceremony did not hold such light-hearted sentiments. Instead, it was marked by senseless violence and inexplicable loss.

The shooting occurred after a graduation ceremony for Morris Jeff Community School’s high school students.

Three people were shot outside the ceremony on the campus of Xavier University in New Orleans on Tuesday. An elderly woman died as a result of the shooting, and two men suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police responded to a call for shots fired and found three gunshot victims in the parking lot of the Xavier University Convocation Center. A suspect and motive are still under investigation.

NOLA Public Schools Superintendent and Morris Jeff Head of School Patricia Perkins issued statements following the shooting: “This has got to stop. We must come together as a community, as a country, and address the damage caused by access to guns.”

New Orleans Public Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. said he was “outraged and saddened” by the shooting at Morris Jeff High School.

Detectives are gathering information to identify the person(s) responsible for this offense and a motive. No arrests have been made and police have recovered weapons from the scene.

For more updates on this story, consider the following news outlets listed below:

  1. New Orleans police say 1 woman killed, 2 injured in shooting outside graduation  WDSU New Orleans
  2. Shooting after high school graduation on Xavier campus  WWLTV
  3. Witnesses describe chaotic scene after shots fired outside graduation  WDSU News
  4. Three shot on Xavier University campus after Morris Jeff graduation ceremony  NOLA.com
  5. At least 3 reported shot at Xavier University, New Orleans police say  Charlotte Observer
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