Victim taken to hospital as police investigate shooting on Southern’s campus

(Photo Credit: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Emergency crews were called out to Southern University’s campus Thursday night after someone was shot, according to officials.

Officials said a man was injured during a shooting near the law center on the campus before 10 p.m.

The victim, who is believed to be a 19-year-old, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His name has not been released.

The campus was on lockdown as police blocked all the entrances. Southern officials said students and staff are urged to shelter in place through the night.

They added university police are working with local law enforcement agencies to investigate the shooting and find the suspects involved.

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