Police investigating overnight incident at Livingstone College

Published 2:36 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Livingstone College campus police and the Salisbury Police Department are investigating a shooting incident at the college overnight Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

According to Livingstone Police Chief Gloria Blaire, a call came in at 10 p.m. Wednesday that shots were fired inside Trent Gymnasium on campus.

“There was a group inside playing basketball, and as school officials attempted to prepare to close the gym by rolling up the basketball goals, a local man became upset and fired a single shot into the ceiling,” a statement said.

The suspect fled the campus toward Monroe Street. The campus was placed on a “shelter in place” precaution for the remainder of the night.

Campus police and Salisbury police are working together to identify the shooter, officials said.

Salisbury Police Capt. Brian Stallings said the initial call to 911 was that there was an active shooter in the gym. Someone called 911 at 9:34 p.m. By 9:48 pm, Blaire had called to cancel any additional response, Stallings said.

Rowan County EMS and the Salisbury Fire Department were on standby if needed during the incident.