FVSU Campus Police Investigating Early-Morning Shooting

by Pamela Berry-Johnson

Posted on Feb 02, 2021

Fort Valley State University's Police Department is seeking suspects wanted in connection with an on-campus shooting that left one commuter student injured.

FVSU Campus Police responded to one of the Wildcat Common dorms shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning following reports of a shooting.

FVSU Police Chief Anita Allen said the injured senior, who was playing video games with residential students in their third-floor dorm room, is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Allen said the student described the attack as an attempted armed robbery.

"He said two male students came in and they were people that he didn't know," Allen said.

Allen said the suspects wore dark-colored clothing, masks and hoods and were last seen fleeing the campus in a gray car. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in searching for the suspects in the shooting.

Following the shooting, FVSU immediately notified other students via an electronic alert system called RAVE and locked down the campus. The campus was cleared from lockdown shortly after 5 a.m., Allen said.

Additional security measures are underway on campus, including more campus security personnel and enhanced identification protocols, she said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact FVSU Police at (478) 825-6500 or the GBI Perry Field Office (478) 987-4545.


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