NCCU says ‘NOT an active shooter situation’ after student shot

26 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

1 person wounded as ‘free firing’ assailant opens fire on North Carolina Central University campus: witness.

A shooter unleashed a barrage of gunfire on the North Carolina Central University campus, striking one student from behind as he scrambled for safety late Sunday, police and a witness said. The attack followed what the witness described as an altercation between a group of his friends and the suspect, who briefly left and returned with a pistol. “The guy reached for his pants and started shooting,” Kenneth White, a 19-year-old freshman from Brooklyn, told the Daily News. “He shot one of my friends in the butt cheek and we went inside to take shelter.” The gunshots sparked an active shooter alert, which saw the Durham campus locked down just before 11 p.m. Lock your door,” the EagleAlert Tweet said.At first, in what was called an “NCCU University Police Emergency,” the school tweeted that there was “active gunfire” around 11:15 p.m.

The sight of officers armed with rifles, however, took the student aback. “We waved the cops to come to us instead of the shooter because we had someone down,” said White, who added that he didn’t know what spurred the argument. White and his peers pleaded with officers to take the victim to a hospital, a confrontation captured in a video White later deleted in the face of negative feedback. “Many people are mad,” White said. “They don’t understand the struggle we went through to get our friend to that seat to make sure he was okay.” The Leviathan II, a whale watching tour boat, capsized Sunday off the coast of British Columbia, killing at least five people out the boat’s 27 passengers. Searchers combed coastal waters scattered with treacherous rocks and reefs for one missing passenger after Tofino’s largest ship, a vessel with Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres, made a 4 p.m. emergency call to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria based in Tofino. Several police evidence cones could be seen — possibly marking bullet casings — on East Lawson Street near Alston Avenue, which runs between the campus stadium and a parking deck.

A fishing guide who volunteered to recover debris from the water said only the boat’s bow — bearing its Leviathan II title — was visible from the water. Rescue boats lined a dock in Tofino as first responders helped what appeared to be survivors step onto the pier, according to photos from another charter company. “Their looks tell the whole story,” Campbell told the Associated Press. “You can’t describe looks on people that are lost.

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