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Shooting investigation underway at NC Central, police say

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DURHAM, N.C. — A lockdown was lifted at North Carolina Central University after a shooting investigation began on its campus Tuesday night, according to WTVD in Raleigh.

The Durham Police Department told the station they were investigating a shooting on campus but did not provide any further information.

According to an NCCU Alert, there was an “armed and dangerous person” on Lawson Street. People on campus were instructed to “shelter in place until further notification.”

In a news conference just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, NCCU Campus Police Chief Damon Williams told WTVD the lockdown had been lifted and there was no ongoing threat to the campus.

While Williams did not confirm anyone was shot, he did say someone was treated by paramedics after gunshots were reported at Lawson Residence Hall around 10:15 p.m.

Williams said a criminal investigation is underway, but he couldn’t release any more details or he would compromise the investigation.

No further information was released.

This is a developing story. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.


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