Student shot inside college dorm room

DURHAM, NC – Late Tuesday, a shooting at North Carolina Central University ended with one student in the hospital. The incident took place at Lawson Street Residence Complex, located within the Durham-based campus. At around 10:15 p.m., the university issued a lockdown and sent out an alert about a potential “armed and dangerous person” in the area.

Durham police officers arrived on the scene and secured two city blocks around the residence complex for the investigation, which lasted approximately two hours. An unrelated medical call brought Durham EMS to the area, who then provided medical assistance to an individual suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was subsequently transported to Duke University Hospital.

Stephen W. Fusi, a university spokesperson, confirmed to The Associated Press via email that the shooting victim was a NCCU student who, as of Wednesday afternoon, was still in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

NCCU Police Chief Damon Williams stated that the department was conducting a criminal investigation into the incident. However, he did not share any details about potential suspects. The university lifted the lockdown at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday and confirmed that there was no immediate danger on campus.

The university is planning to provide counseling services to students who may require emotional support following the event. A campus safety town hall, intended for the student body, has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

Housing more than 450 students, Lawson Street Residential Complex is situated on the western side of NCCU’s campus, in proximity to the McDougald-McLendon Arena and Student Health Building. The historically Black university has around 8,000 students enrolled.