TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Police in Tallahassee says that one person was killed and another four were injured in a shooting around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at an outdoor basketball court near Florida A&M University.
The incident occurred on Wahnish Way and the four people injured suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious, the Tallahassee Police Department said in a tweet.
News4Jax reports that one person killed was a man while the others injured include one boy under the age of 18 and three other adults. None of them reportedly are students at FAMU.
Authorities say there was no immediate threat to the public and the investigation remains active.
The university's president released a statement following the shooting:
"I want to assure the FAMU community the shooting incident that occurred on campus is not an ongoing threat to the University,” President Larry Robinson said. “The safety and security of our students, and the campus is the highest priority. Our Campus Safety Department is working with the Tallahassee Police Department as the investigation continues. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."
Authorities continue to urge the FAMU community to "remain aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity," News4Jax reported.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the police department at 850-891-4200. People can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.