26-09-2021 04:25 AM Jerusalem Timing

Shooting at North Carolina College Claims One Person

Shooting at North Carolina College Claims One Person

One person was shot and reportedly killed Monday on a community college campus in the southern US state of North Carolina, and the suspected gunman was still on the run, officials said.

One person was shot and reportedly killed Monday on a community college campus in the southern US state of North Carolina, and the suspected gunman was still on the run, officials said.

"Lock Down. This is not a drill. The entire campus is under lockdown," said Wayne Community College in a notice on its website.

A Goldsboro police official told AFP by telephone that there had been one "victim," but he was unable to confirm whether that individual had died.

The Goldsboro News-Argus newspaper quoted city manager Scott Stevens as confirming that one person had been killed in the early morning shooting.

Police issued an alert for a white, five-foot-11 (1.8 meter) male suspect with a tattoo beneath one eye.

Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina has more than 4,000 full-time students, as well as several thousand part-time students.