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Wednesday, December 04, 2019 1:50 pm

Lockdown lifted at Jackson State after active shooter report

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. -- Jackson State University's campus was placed on lockdown Wednesday after someone was shot and wounded there, prompting an active shooter alert.

A non-student was shot in the leg across the street from the student center, university spokesman L.A. Warren said.

The university initially sent out a tweet telling everyone on campus to take shelter. It later said the lockdown had been lifted and there was no longer a threat.

The historically black university is located just west of downtown Jackson and has about 7,000 students.


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