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One Man Dead, Four Wounded After Gunfire Erupts On Basketball Courts On Florida College Campus

Tallahassee, FL – One person was killed and four more were wounded after a gunman opened fire on an outside basketball court on the campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU) on Sunday afternoon.

A FAMU spokesperson said that the incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 on the outside basketball courts at the university’s Hansel Tookes Recreation Center in the 2100-block of Wahnish Way, WCTV reported.

The university said the recreation center was closed at the time of the shooting.

Tallahassee police said that five people were shot and one of them was a juvenile, WTXL reported.

Officials said that one of the victims – an adult man – died from the gunshot wounds he sustained.

Police said four other victims, including a juvenile male, were transported to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds, WCTV reported.

Their medical conditions varied from minor to serious and officials have not yet released any details on the identities of the wounded, nor have they provided an update on their medical statuses.

The university quickly put out a shelter-in-place order for the campus community while authorities searched for the gunman, WTXL reported.

The lockdown order was lifted at about 8 p.m., but police still do not have a suspect in custody.

FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson said the shooting was not an ongoing threat to campus and that it initially appeared that none of the victims were students at the university, WCTV reported.

“I want to assure the FAMU community the shooting incident that occurred on campus is not an ongoing threat to the University,” Robinson said in a statement released on Sunday evening.

“The safety and security of our students, and the campus is our highest priority,” the statement continued. “The FAMU Campus Safety Department is working with the Tallahassee Police Department as the investigation continues. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

Tallahassee police have not yet released the name of the person who was killed but said the investigation into the shootings was ongoing.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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