1 dead, 1 injured in WSSU shooting; no confirmed suspects

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- As of Sunday night, Winston-Salem State University officials say they have no confirmed suspects in a campus shooting that left one student dead, and another student injured.

The student who was killed has been identified as Anthony White Jr., a 19-year-old second-year student from Charlotte. The injured student, whose name is not being released by the university, has been released from the hospital. University officials did not provide information about the student’s injuries.

The shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m. in the area of parking lot W near Wilson Hall and Gleason-Hairston Terrace, according to Aaron Singleton, director of news and media relations at WSSU.

The campus was on lockdown from about 1:30 a.m. to 4:50 a.m. Sunday. Both campus police and city police are working on the case.

Shortly after the shooting, university officials released a statement saying investigators were looking for Jarrett Jerome Moore. Initially, university officials stated investigators believed Moore was involved. He is not believed to be a current student.

As of Sunday night, Jamie Hunt, director of public and media relations at WSSU, did not specifically comment on Moore’s suggested connection to the incident but did respond saying, “we have no confirmed suspects at this time and that this is an active investigation.”

Anyone with information about the shooting can call Winston-Salem Police Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

Counseling services for students is set up in Thompson Center Room 304. Anyone with any questions can call (336) 750-2000. Families who want to come on site can visit F.L. Atkins Room 108.

The university had a prayer circle at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Clock Tower on campus.

Traffic near the incident remains restricted and WSSU officials ask people not affiliated with the university to not come to campus Sunday.

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines issued the following statement Sunday about the shooting:

“The city joins the Winston-Salem State community in grieving the death of one student and the injury of another. This terrible incident has marred what should have been a weekend of celebration for the new chancellor and for returning alumni enjoying their homecoming weekend. I urge all the citizens of Winston-Salem to keep these students, their families, and the Winston-Salem State community in their thoughts and prayers.”

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