(Reuters) – Officials at Jackson State University in Mississippi locked down the campus for roughly 30 minutes on Wednesday after a nearby shooting wounded one person in the leg, a university spokesman said.
“The shutdown has been lifted,” spokesman L.A. Warren said.
The injured person was taken to a hospital and police were searching for a suspect who fled in a black car, Warren said.
“The campus community is no longer under threat of an active shooter,” the school, a historically black university, posted on Twitter.
The shooting took place on a block at the edge of the campus, the Jackson Police Department said.
Reporting by Jonathan Allen and Daniel Trotta; Editing by Franklin Paul, Lisa Shumaker and Jonathan Oatis