NCCU Student Shot After Active Shooter Incident

One person believed to be an NCCU student was shot on the campus of North Carolina Central University at Durham on Tuesday night.

The shooting prompted a lockdown on campus on Tuesday that was lifted just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The person shot at NCCU was sent to Duke Hospital for treatment.

Durham Police confirmed there was a shooting investigation on campus but did not elaborate.

Reporters noted there was a heavy police presence as well as fire trucks and ambulances on the scene.

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Authorities said around 10:15 p.m., reports came in of gunshots heard at Lawson Residence Hall at NCCU.

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An NCCU Alert said there was an “armed and dangerous person on Lawson Street, and instructed those on campus to “shelter in place until further notification.”

Officers responded quickly and ordered a lockdown, according to NCCU Campus Police Chief Damon Williams.

Williams noted that a unit from Durham EMS was already at the scene for an unrelated medical call. That person was treated at the scene and then taken to a hospital for treatment.

The lockdown was subsequently lifted and police announced there was no ongoing threat to the campus community.

Williams commended students who took quick action in notifying law enforcement but refused to confirm anymore details about who was shot.

Pressed for more information, Williams confirmed only that a criminal investigation was in progress, and he didn’t want to “compromise the investigation.”

A report from WRAL noted students were disturbed about the safety of their residences following the shooting.

We now await more information from the police to confirm or deny who, if any, NCCU student was shot during the carnage.

Related – Bucknell University student found dead

Christian Samay was a Bucknell University student who was found dead on the school’s campus on Saturday, March 30th 2024.

According to his LinkedIn, Samay hailed from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.

He was studying for a political science degree at Bucknell and plegded the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Samay was the treasurer of the fraternity’s society.

Throughout his time in college, Samay had been seriously working towards building his resume.

He interned with several investment banks, including Digital Capital Advisors in New York from April to July 2021, KBW in New Jersey from May to July 2022 and M&T Bank in Baltimore from June to August 2023.

Sadly, all these well-laid plans were cut short after he was found dead.

Officers responded to University Avenue on campus around 1:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon for a death investigation, according to a public safety alert sent to students.

The alert also said there was no threat to the campus community, and there were no suspicious circumstances.

Bucknell University President John C. Bravman also noted in a statement that Samay’s death is unrelated to Friday night’s active shooter alerts and campus lockdown, which was determined to be a hoax.


North Carolina Central University (NCCU or NC Central) is a public historically black university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by James E. Shepard in affiliation with the Chautauqua movement in 1909, it was supported by private funds from both Northern and Southern philanthropists.

It was made part of the state system in 1923, when it first received state funding and was renamed as Durham State Normal School.

It added graduate classes in arts and sciences and professional schools in law and library science in the late 1930s and 1940s.

In 1969 the legislature designated this a regional university and renamed it as North Carolina Central University.

It has been part of the University of North Carolina system since 1972 and offers programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, professional, and doctoral levels. The university is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

North Carolina Central University was founded by James E. Shepard as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race in the Hayti District. Chautauqua was an educational movement that originated in the Northeast.

The school was chartered in 1909 as a private institution and opened on July 5, 1910. Woodrow Wilson, the future U.S. president, contributed some private support for the school’s founding.

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