Tuskegee University Reports Two Students Shot on Campus

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) – Police have identified a suspect in connection to an on-campus shooting that injured two students at Tuskegee University.

Tuskegee University Police tell multiple news outlets in a news statement that they have identified 20-year-old Ras Hodari Jacobs-El as a suspect after the shooting occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a university residence hall. The two students suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Ras Hodari Jacobs-El
Ras Hodari Jacobs-El

Police say Jacobs-El is a student at Tuskegee. He faces charges of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Police say Jacobs-El is wanted by police and was last seen driving a black four-door BMW with an Alabama tag that reads TAC-712.

Tuskegee University President Brian Johnson issued a statement:

We are deeply saddened by this incident. Tuskegee University is a close-knit family institution where students, faculty, staff and administrators are deeply connected. Although we are still investigating and learning the complete circumstances surrounding this incident, let us all turn our attention and focus to the recovery and well-being of the injured students, who along with their families, have our prayers, thoughts and support during this tragic incident.

The injured students are being treated at area medical facilities.

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