SAILSBURY, NC — Two people were shot and multiple people were injured at Livingstone College Saturday night during a concert, according to the Salisbury Police Department.
In an update provided by police Sunday afternoon, officers said someone who is not a student at the school fired “one or more shots” during a fight at a homecoming event.
“The investigation to this point indicates that there was no exchange of fire between those involved in the altercation, contrary to previous rumors,” the officers’ update said.
Police said they are still early in the investigation.
Earlier Sunday, university officials said two people not affiliated with the school were in a fight before shots were fired.
At least two Livingstone College students were injured while fleeing the fight, according to school officials.
“I am saddened that after a week of uneventful homecoming activities, our students, alumni, their families and friends had to witness this senseless act of gun violence,” said Dr. Anthony J. Davis, President of Livingstone College. “My prayer is that the community responds to Livingstone College the same way it responded when gunfire erupted at a holiday basketball tournament in December.”
Police said at approximately 11 p.m. they responded to reports of an active shooter on campus.
At the scene, police said they found two people who had been shot and many others who had been injured while trying to flee the shooting. Authorities said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Witnesses told Channel 9’s Glenn Counts that there was some kind of fight that may have led to the shooting. Panic ensued after the shots were fired, and students hurriedly fled.
Michaila Heywood, a student, described the scene to Counts.
“Crying, screaming, just people, like upset people frantically trying to find their loved ones, friends, it was just bad,” he said.
This weekend is Homecoming Weekend at Livingstone College. The college is located near downtown Salisbury in Rowan County. The event was a concert with rapper Asian Doll, who posted videos of the performance before the shooting on her Instagram account.
Police said around 1:30 a.m. that there was no active threat to the university community.
Police also said that they are still investigating this incident. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Lt. Crews at (704) 638-5333.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
(WATCH NEXT: Two minors arrested for shooting at Catawba College basketball tournament, police say)
©2022 Cox Media Group