Officials: Johnson C. Smith University student shot on campus

Johnson C. Smith University student shot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A student at Johnson C. Smith University was shot Sunday morning, school officials said.

The school said a male student was sitting in a car on campus when the shooter opened fire.

The student was hit once, but school officials said he wasn’t the target.
Medic said earlier that the victim was in critical condition, but now the school said the student did not suffer a life-threatening injury.

The school also said several persons of interest have been taken into custody.

None of them are students at the school.

Officials put a curfew into effect at the school, which lasted until 7 a.m.

The university’s president, Dr. Ronald L. Carter, spoke at a press conference just after 7 a.m.

Carter thanked the quick response from the campus police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

He also said counselors will be available Sunday and throughout the week.

The university released the following statement:

“The normally quiet campus of Johnson C. Smith University was affected by a shooting that occurred on campus at approximately 2:15 a.m. on April 19, 2015.  A student sitting in a car on campus was struck by a round when a suspect began firing a weapon. The student, who was not targeted, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. JCSU Campus Police, in conjunction with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), restored order to the campus immediately. Several persons of interest, who are not JCSU students, were detained and are being questioned by CMPD for possible charges. A curfew remains in effect until 7 a.m. JCSU President Ronald L. Carter will hold a press conference at 7 a.m. in Biddle Hall to address the incident.”

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