Two people were killed in a shooting at the Grambling State University in Louisiana, according to the school.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation.
Authorities believe that an altercation in a dorm room on campus escalated into the shooting, which occurred in a courtyard outside.
Sheriff Mike Stone said in a statement that the suspect and victims knew each other "to some extent" and stressed that the shooting wasn't random or an act of terrorism. The victims have been reportedly recognized as Earl Andrews a Grambling State University senior and Monquiarius Caldwell, who was not a student at the university. Grambling State University Police are also investigating.
The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.
Heard said that Andrews usually kept a low profile, coming home right after he was done with classes, but had stayed on campus in order to celebrate homecoming week with his friends. "Both men were 23 years old and from Farmerville, Louisiana", according to a report from ABC News. LPSO spokesman Stephen Williams says the shooting was reported just after midnight. Caldwell was not enrolled at the school, Sutton said.
The victims' families are now in mourning.
In Louisiana, the United States, unknown persons opened fire at the University of Grambling. We always encourage our students to be safe, be aware, watch who they hang out with, and watch who is around at all times.