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One injured in shooting near NCCU that briefly locks campus down

A shooting very early Sunday morning that injured one man near N.C. Central University caused the campus to be locked down and NCCU officials to issue an active-shooter alert.

One person was taken to a local hospital after shots were fired from a home in the 2200 block of Durham’s Fayetteville Road, according to a news release from the university. During the incident, campus emergency sirens were activated and people were urged to get to a safe shelter.

About an hour later, at 1:09 a.m., NCCU lifted the lockdown, the university said.

Durham Police Department spokeswoman Kammie Michael said the injured person was a 23-year-old man with serious injuries.

Durham Police will lead this investigation with help from NC Central’s Police Department. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

Additional information about any suspect(s) or arrests, the identity of the injured person, and the reason for the gunfire was not immediately available. Please check back later for additional updates.

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