Update: 1:25 p.m.: The shooter has been identified as Kenneth Stancil, who the News-Argus reported was a former student at the college. He remains at large. Stancil entered one of the buildings on campus at 8 a.m., WRAL reported. He fired one shot, killing a man identified as Ron Lane, a print technician at the college.

Maj. Tom Effler, of the Wayne County Sherriff’s Office, said Stancil had been identified through photos and that authorities were still searching for him. “This is not a random situation,” he added.

Wayne Community College’s website stated that the college had been closed for remainder of Monday and that all classes and activities had been canceled. It said students and employees had been permitted to leave the campus.


One person died in a shooting Monday at a community college in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the school was placed on lockdown as the gunman remained at large, local news reports said. Law enforcement and SWAT teams were working to clear each building on the campus of Wayne County Community College, with no suspect yet in custody, the Goldsboro News-Argus reported.

The shooting victim was shot in the campus library. The death was confirmed by Goldsboro's city manager, Scott Stevens, who said he did not think there had been other victims. The primary suspect was white, bald and 5 feet 11 inches tall, Daniel Wiggins, assistant operations manager for the county, said. The suspect also had a goatee and a tattoo over his left eye, WTVR reported, although the News-Argus said that no official description of the suspect had been released. 

An elementary school nearby was also put on lockdown, WRAL reported, and students at Wayne Early Middle College, which is located on the college campus, were told not to attend class.

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.