North Carolina school: Student’s shooting followed argument

26 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

North Carolina school: Student’s shooting followed argument.

A lockdown was briefly issued at the school around 11 p.m. A shooter unleashed a barrage of gunfire on the North Carolina Central University campus, striking one student from behind as he scrambled for safety, 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, but returned with a pistol. “The guy reached for his pants and started shooting,” Kenneth White, a 19-year-old freshman from Brooklyn who attends NCCU, 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, locking down the Durham campus just before 11 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.”

Several police evidence cones could be seen – possibly marking bullet shells – on East Lawson Street near Alston Avenue, which runs between the campus stadium and a parking deck.

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