Several people shot near Southern University’s campus, officials say
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB/Gray News) - Emergency officials are responding to reports of several people being shot near Southern University’s campus.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, nine people were shot on Harding Boulevard around 1:50 a.m. Friday, WAFB reported.
Emergency responders said seven people were taken to the hospital.
All injuries are not life-threatening at this time, officials said.
Campus entrances have reportedly reopened after having been blocked off earlier Friday morning.
Southern University said the incident “happened off campus at a non-University sponsored event.”
The university also said, “We are keeping anyone affected by this incident in our thoughts. Officials, including the Southern University Police Department, are continuing to work to ensure that students, employees, alumni and other visitors to campus are safe during this Homecoming weekend.”
The investigation remains ongoing.
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