N.C. A&T students concerned about off-campus safety after recent shooting

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Students and staff at North Carolina A&T State University are mourning the deaths of two students.

Alisia Dieudonne, 19, and Ahmad Campbell, 21, died after being shot at a party near campus early Sunday morning.

Campus police and Greensboro officers are still looking for the person responsible.

While the yellow tape from where the shooting is gone, the memories of what happened there Sunday are still fresh.

“You go into a party you're not really thinking, 'Oh I’m going to lose my friend tonight,'” N.C. A&T student Derek Berry said.

“All I could hear is people screaming and people running. And a girl came up to me and said, 'You need to hurry up and get in the car and leave because they are out here shooting,'” said Nia Walton, also a student who lives near where the shooting took place.

Walton wasn’t alone at the party. She went with her friend and fellow student, Daisha Johnson.

“We left probably 10 minutes before they started shooting and basically it was crazy, it was chaos,” Johnson said.

The party and eventual shooting happened in an area of houses off campus, where mostly students live.

“My parents were like, 'Oh no, I think you might have to move,'” Walton said.

“I think there are things we can do as students to make it safer ourselves. I wouldn't say it's the safest,” Berry said.

Both Greensboro police and campus police patrol the area, which is in the jurisdiction of the school.

In an effort to figure out what the school is doing as far as student safety near campus since Sunday’s shooting, FOX8 attempted multiple times to reach out, but we haven’t heard back.

“I feel like we need security. Not really security like top flight, but the front of the neighborhood has security for their apartments, but the rest of us don't have security so how is that fair,” Johnson said. "It's sad because we didn't know them but because they are Aggies they are trying to better their lives and get an education... and they just got shot by going to a house party.”

Monday evening, students and community members gathered at the clock tower on campus for a prayer vigil for the two students.

Over the next few days each residential hall on campus will hold safety meetings leading up to homecoming.

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