Suspect Sought In Lane College Shooting
A shooting at Lane College has a student in the hospital and the shooter still on the run. At around 8, Thursday night, Jackson police received a call of shots fired on campus. They said the victim, a 20-year-old Lane student from Detroit, told them the shooting was prompted by him trying to talk to someone in a car he thought he recognized, only to have the vehicle follow him back to campus. “Once he got out of his car, someone got out of the car that had followed him and they had asked him what he had said,” said Lt. Tyreece Miller, Jackson Police Dept. “There was a verbal exchange and the two had an altercation and bystanders broke up the fight.” Investigators said the suspect left in the car, but walked back and this time he had a gun. “The suspect fired numerous times, and our victim was struck at least twice,” Lt. Miller said. “He was struck in the thigh and had a grazing wound to the foot.” According to investigators, the victim is hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. Students told ABC 7 Eyewitness News that after a phone alert from the school, things were quickly back to normal. No classes were cancelled. “It seems like there’s a lack of security today, even though it just happened last night,” student Nicholas Lyles said. ABC 7 Eyewitness News hoped to talk with Lane president Dr. Wesley McClure on camera, but he declined after learning we had already spoken with students.