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The shooting happened on campus in the early hours of Sunday morning during a homecoming event.
Multiple shots were fired at 1.15am local time in the quad area of the university’s main campus, a spokesperson said.
The one confirmed death was not a student. One of the injured was enrolled at the school and was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.
“At the time of the incident, a homecoming event was underway in McCall Dining Center. All persons present sheltered in place and were released once the all-clear was given by University Police,” university spokesperson Tisha Arnold told CNN.
No suspect has been identified at this time., but an active investigation is underway.
All homecoming events and classes are cancelled through Monday at the university, which is located 60 miles east of Shreveport.