Two North Carolina A&T State University students were shot dead at an off-campus party.
Alisia Dieudonne, 19, and Ahmad Campbell, 21, were fatally injured after a gunman opened fire at the party in the early hours of Sunday morning. They were rushed to hospital where they were both pronounced dead.
Police are hunting for a black male seen fleeing the scene in a red vehicle after the shooting.
Greensboro Police Department say that officers received reports of shots being fired this morning.
Shortly after 2am, an ‘altercation’ broke out at the event and an unknown man pulled out a gun and began shooting.
Dieudonne, a sophomore computer science major from Homewood, Illinois, and Campbell, a junior agriculture and environmental systems major from Kittrell, North Carolina, were hit in the gunfire.
When police arrived at the party in Circle Drive, Greensboro, they found the students with serious gunshot wounds. Both died. No one else was hurt in the incident.
The investigation continues. No arrests have been made.
University Chancellor Harold Martin said in a statement: ‘I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Alisia and Ahmad this morning. My wife Davida and I extend our heartfelt condolences to each of their families and friends at this difficult time.
‘Both Alisia and Ahmad were actively involved in campus life and vitally important members of the Aggie family. They will be sorely missed.’
Martin said that he was extremely disturbed by the ‘heinous act’ as he called for anyone with information to come forward.
‘This incident is extremely disturbing violence o or near our campus is unacceptable, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a priority.
‘While there is no imminent danger, the North Carolina A&T State University police department continue to work closely with university administration to educate our students on ways to remain safe at all times.
‘Please join me in keeping the families of Alisia and Ahmad in your thought and prayers.’
A public statement from the university, said: ‘North Carolina A&T State University regrets to announce the loss of two of its students. Alisia Dieudonne… and Ahmad Campbell.
The university has announced an urgent safety forum at 2pm today, while counseling will be made available on campus from 2-5pm.
Police investigators are working with N.C. A&T police and administrators.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Greensboro Police or Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.