Campus update from Southern University on recent campus shooting
- Friday, November 18, 2016
Campus secure, University expecting large crowd for gameday and high school event
The Southern University Police Department (SUPD) and the Baton Rouge Police Department continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus Thursday evening November 17, 2016. The campus is secure and the University is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for its faculty, staff, students, and visitors. SUPD is asking the SU community to remain alert and cautious and to report any suspicious activity or any information that may be related to the shooting.
SUPD confirmed that a 19-year-old male victim critically injured during the shooting incident was treated on the scene by emergency personnel and was transported to a local hospital where he remains. SUPD detectives and the SU Police Department arrested Larry McCray, 20, of Reserve, Louisiana, as a suspect in connection with the shooting. SUPD reports neither the victim nor the suspect is a Southern University student.
The University is looking forward to hosting, this Saturday close to 2000 prospective students for our annual Jaguar Preview High School Day. The SU Jaguars will salute senior student-athletes in the last home game for the season in A.W. Mumford Stadium, kick off at 4 p.m.
A team of staff and volunteers are ready to assist visitors, guests, and fans arriving and leaving the campus for events. As always, gameday on the Bluff will be safe and secure with law enforcement officers assisting with traffic and parking and security.
The University held a press conference today in the A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse to provide an update from SUPD and the Baton Rouge Police Department, and campus leaders. A BRPD press release is attached.