One person wounded as ‘free firing’ assailant opens fire on North Carolina …

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BREAKING: Student shot on NCCU campus, shooter at large, police say; lockdown lifted.

A shooter unleashed a barrage of gunfire on the North Carolina Central University campus, striking one student from behind as he scrambled for safety, a witness said. The attacked 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 buttcheek and we went inside to take shelter.” The “free firing” gunshots sparked an active shooter alert, locking down the Durham campus just before 11 p.m.

A report by WTVD, a local ABC News affiliate, said that police crews were present at the university’s football stadium as the college asked its students to take precautions and lock their doors. EDT Sunday, and while the lockdown was lifted almost an hour later, there were no immediate details on whether the shooter was found. “One individual, who is a student, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” the university said in a statement Monday. 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. 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 with 27 people on board, sunk off the coast of British Columbia, killing at least four passengers, rescue officials said on Sunday. Two shootings occurred on Oct. 9 — the first in a student housing complex near Texas Southern University that killed one person, and another at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, which killed one and injured three others.

A fishing guide volunteering to recover debris from the water said only the boat’s bow — bearing its Leviathan II title — was visible from water known for its sharp rocks and reefs. 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.

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