Campus Shooting Leaves 2 Dead at Louisiana College

Louisiana campus shooting victims
Monquiarious Caldwell, left, and Earl Andrews, right, were killed on the Grambling State University campus Wednesday. (Facebook)

Shots rang out early Wednesday at a college campus in Louisiana, where cops say two people were killed.

School officials identified one victim as Grambling State University senior Earl Andrews. The other was Monquiarious Caldwell, who was not a student.

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Both men were 23 years old and hailed from Farmerville, La., officials said.

The incident reportedly began as an altercation in a campus dorm room before Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Department officials say the argument spilled into a courtyard, where the shootings occurred.

Police say the suspect fled the scene and was not in custody as of Wednesday morning.

"This is a horrible tragedy. Nothing that anybody would've ever wanted to have happened," GSU Director of University Communications Will Sutton said in a statement. "Our prayers are with the victims and their families."

Located in northern Louisiana, GSU is a historically black public university with an enrollment of about 5,000 and counts singer Erykah Badu among its notable alumni.

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"There’s no place for violence on Grambling State University campus," Sutton said in his statement. "We always encourage our students to be safe, to be aware, watch who they hang out with, and watch who’s around at all times. This is a most unfortunate situation."

Classes were scheduled to resume normally Wednesday.