Earlier this morning, the Fort Valley State University (FVSU) campus police received reports of a shooting incident near the university at an off-campus event where students were in attendance.
There were student injuries, but at this time, none have been reported as life-threatening. One person is deceased and has been confirmed not to be an FVSU student.
As a precautionary measure, the campus was placed on lockdown until campus police determined there was no threat to the campus community. The lockdown has been lifted.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation.
Our thoughts are with the students and their families as they recover. Counseling is available through the Office of Student Counseling and Outreach Services. Students may call 478-825-6278 or 1-833-855-0085.
In light of this incident, the homecoming parade scheduled for 9 a.m. today was canceled. There will be increased security protocols in place for the homecoming game.
Media Contact: Mechell Clark McCrary | Mechell.McCrary@fvsu.edu