Two individuals sustained minor injuries in a shooting that took place outside a residence hall at Alabama A&M University. The incident occurred on Tuesday, according to the Huntsville Police Department. Both individuals involved will face assault charges and will be booked into the county jail once they are released from the hospital.
A fight at Alabama A&M University escalated into an exchange of gunfire, resulting in two individuals sustaining minor injuries. The Huntsville Police Department spokesperson, Sydney Martin, confirmed the incident in an email statement. Martin emphasized that the shooting was an isolated occurrence and not an active shooter situation. The police do not believe that anyone else was involved in the incident.
Investigators are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants on assault charges for both individuals involved in the shooting. Once their treatments are completed and they are officially discharged from the hospital, they will be booked into the county jail for their involvement in the shooting.
As a precautionary measure, the university briefly placed the campus on lockdown. Students received an alert urging them to seek shelter indoors and lock their doors because of an armed person on campus. The university issued an announcement regarding a “developing public safety emergency near the Knight Center” residence hall, advising students to avoid the area. However, the situation was later declared to be under control.
Located in north Alabama, Alabama A&M University is home to approximately 6,100 students in total.