One dead, one hurt in US university shooting

The Winston-Salem State University said that the incident was reported overnight at about 0520 GMT.

AFP| Updated: Nov 01, 2015, 21:08 PM IST
One dead, one hurt in US university shooting

Washington: One person was killed and another was wounded in a shooting early on Sunday at a university in the US state of North Carolina, and the suspected gunman was still at large, officials said.

The Winston-Salem State University said in a Facebook post that the incident was reported overnight at about 1:20 am local time (0520 GMT).

The school was subsequently placed on a lockdown that lasted for more than three hours.

"We can confirm that there has been one fatality and one injured individual," the post said. "Both are believed to be students."

It urged witnesses with any information on the whereabouts of a male suspect named in the post to come forward.

Today's incident is the latest in a series of recent shootings on US campuses.

On October 1, a gunman opened fire at a community college in Oregon, killing nine before taking his own life.