A student was shot dead on Miles College campus in Alabama early Wednesday, authorities said. Two suspects were taken into police custody.
The shooting occurred at an apartment on campus, the college said in an email to faculty and students shortly after midnight, WVTM13.com, a local news network, reported. The historically black college campus is located in Fairfield, Alabama, six miles west of the state’s largest city of Birmingham. College officials reportedly urged students and staff to exercise caution.
Officials lifted campus lockdown and two suspects were arrested, authorities told WBRC.com, another local news network. The identity of the deceased student was not released, but authorities said the student was from Mobile, a city about 2,014 miles southwest of Fairfield.
No other details were immediately available about the incident. The Fairfield Police Department has launched an investigation into the shooting.