2 killed at Grambling State University in Louisiana; shooter at large

2 dead on Grambling State Uni. campus

(USA Today)--Two men were fatally shot on a university campus in northern Louisiana early Wednesday. The shooter is believed to be at large.

The incident occurred at Grambling State University. Both of the deceased were from Farmerville in Union Parish. One was a student and one was not.

Grambling spokesman Will Sutton said a student called police chief Gene Caviness on his cell phone to report the disturbance.

Officers found two men dead in a courtyard between two dormitories. According to Sutton, both were shot.

Sutton said that Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office (LPSO) is working the scene, but it is believed that the shooter is still at large.  

Students have been told to remain in their dorms at this time. 

Sutton named the dead men as Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell, both 23 years of age. Edwards was a senior at the university.  It wasn't immediately known why Caldwell was on campus or his connection to Andrews.

LPSO spokesperson Stephen Williams said the sheriff's office could neither confirm nor deny the names of the victims. 

"Our prayers go out to the victims and their families," Sutton said. "Violence has no place on our campus.  We will fully cooperate with the police investigation."

The incident occurred as the university celebrates its Homecoming this week.   

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