ECSU Police Need Help ID'ing People After Student Shot

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Elizabeth City State University police have released surveillance photos of several men wanted for questioning after a weekend shooting on campus.

University police say that 23-year-old Jake Laumoli was shot one time outside of Butler Hall on campus. Laumoli was treated and released from Albemarle Hospital.

The pictures are from the front entrance to Butler Hall and University police say they would like to question the men about being near the shooting scene Saturday night.

This was the second on-campus shooting at ECSU last week. In the first case on Thursday night, no one was injured.

Officials say increased campus security measures will be in effect for the remainder of the semester.


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Elizabeth City State University officials have identified a student that was shot Saturday night that put the school into lockdown.

University police say that 23-year-old Jake Laumoli was shot one time outside of Butler Hall on campus. Laumoli was treated and released from Albemarle Hospital.

Police say they are confident that the shooting was in retaliation to a fight that occurred earlier that evening.

At this time, there are no arrests but officers are interviewing people who were near the scene.

Officials say increased campus security measures will be in effect for the remainder of the semester.

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A university alert sent out Saturday night says that Elizabeth City State University was placed on lockdown after one person was shot.

According to the school's alert website, a second notification was sent out lifting the lockdown around 10:48 Saturday night.

The original alert stated that the person shot was taken to the hospital. All students were told to remain or head to their residence halls. It does not specify where the shooting took place in relation to campus.

NBC affiliate WAVY out of Virginia reports that University Police Chief Sam Beamon provided no details on the shooting, referring all questions to the university spokeswoman. University spokeswoman Kesha Williams said she had not been on campus at the time of the lockdown, and she could provide no details until she spoke with Beamon.

Williams said to expect no details on the shooting and lockdown before 10 a.m. Sunday.


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