Students at GSU gathered for a party and good times at the Assembly Center, but a 19-year old visitor from Shreveport started shooting for an unknown reason and began a nightmare that ended with a GSU police officer and another person wounded.
According to the Louisiana State Police, the suspect is identified Princeston Adams, 19, of Shreveport.
The university released a statement around 4 a.m. saying authorities responded to an indoor firearm “discharge” at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
GSU Officials say a GSU police officer and a non-student party participant were both transported to the North Louisiana Medical Center to receive care for their injuries. The State Police reported that the police officer was shot in the leg and has non-life threatening injuries. The LSP says the other victim was shot twice in the torso and has severe injuries.
GSU President Rick Gallot said, “Our goal at Grambling State University is to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for our students. To help in this effort, we will work with our student life and campus safety teams to grow our policies and procedures to better accommodate our student body. Our hearts and prayers go out to those impacted by last night’s events, both directly and indirectly. I encourage all of our campus and community to support Louisiana State Police in their investigation by calling (318) 274-2222 with any related information.”
Adams is charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.