Overnight lockdown at A-State lifted after shooting victim discovered

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Following the discovery of a gunshot victim on University Loop in Jonesboro overnight, the chancellor of Arkansas State, Kelly Damphousse, asked students to shelter-in-place around 12:30 a.m., according to KAIT 8 Region News.

Around an hour ago, Damhousse issued a release regarding the incident and said, “…an Arkansas State student was shot by an unknown assailant in the parking lot of Red Wolf Den Apartments.”

Read the chancellor’s statement by clicking here.

After an unsuccessful search for a suspect, police cleared the scene, and the lockdown was lifted around 5 this morning.

Damphousse said one reason for the lockdown was because there are currently around 700 students scattered around the A-State campus.

The investigation is continuing.

For the KAIT 8 story, click here.

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