GREENSBORO, NC -- Police said two North Carolina A&T State University students died Sunday morning after a shooting off campus.
It happened at a party on Circle Drive around 2 a.m. They said the suspect was an uninvited guest, and was asked to leave. That's when they said a fight broke out and the suspect fired his gun.
Authorities said Alisia Dieudonne, 19, and Amhad Campbell, 21, were shot and taken to a local hospital. Both died from their wounds.
Dieudonne was a sophomore computer science major from Illinois. Campbell was a junior agriculture and environmental science systems major from North Carolina.
"I can’t make sense of it," Dieudonne's friend, Jaylon Russell said. "It’s hard for me to understand just why."
Jaylon said Dieudonne loved to dance, was energetic and always smiled.
"It’s awful because I had seen her yesterday before everything had happened," Russell said. "I gave her hug and said, 'I’ll see you whenever I see you.' And to know I won’t see her is horrible."
A few hundred students gathered Sunday night for a prayer vigil at the campus clock tower.
"As Aggies we can be a family and we can come together," vigil organizer and A&T sophomore Ashton Ross said.
NC A&T released this statement on Facebook:
Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations told WFMY News 2 the students were not at university sponsored housing.
University officials held a safety forum Sunday afternoon to let students know their safety is a top priority. They asked for input on ways to ensure students feel protected.
Greensboro Police are working with NC A&T police and administrators to investigate the shooting.
No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 373-1000 or text a tip to 274637.
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