The authorities began receiving calls just after midnight reporting shots fired on the historically black university campus in northern Louisiana. Sutton says there was some sort of altercation before the shooting between an unknown suspect and the two men.
One victim was identified as Earl Andrews, 23, a Grambling State University senior from Farmerville, Louisiana, university spokesman Will Sutton said.
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Two 23-year-olds were shot dead at the Grambling State University campus early on Wednesday.
Williams told CBS that a few witnesses have come forward to help with the investigation and police are still trying to piece together what happened. Both men were from Farmerville, La. Caldwell was not a student at the university, Sutton said.
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Officials do not believe the shooter is a student at the school.
"It was an altercation that started inside one of the dorm rooms and spilled out into the courtyard", Williams said.
Heard said that Andrews usually kept a low profile, coming home right after he was done with classes, but had stayed on campus in order to celebrate homecoming week with his friends.
The university in northern Louisiana has an enrollment of almost 5,000 students. Grambling State University did not address the shooting directly on its social media pages, but said Wednesday morning that offices and buildings will be open.