UPDATE: Active Shooter reported at Wayne County Community College


1 person dead after shooting at North Carolina community college

Police were hunting for a gunman after one person was shot dead Monday inside a library at a North Carolina community college.

Wayne Community College, in Goldsboro, was placed on lockdown after the shooting.

Kim Best, a spokeswoman for the city of Goldsboro, N.C., told The Associated Press that the victim in the shooting is dead, but would not give any other details.

Daniel Wiggins, assistant operations manager for Wayne County, told ABC11that authorities were actively looking for the shooter.

Police described the suspect as a bald, white male with a tattoo over his left eye. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and light-colored pants.


Earlier, Tara Humphries, a public information officer at the school, told the Goldsboro News-Argus that police have one suspect “under control,” but she later corrected that information, saying nobody is in custody.

A SWAT team and officers have arrived on scene, the Goldsboro News-Argus reports. Goldsboro police and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting in the college’s library.

“This is not a drill. The entire campus is under lockdown,” read a message posted on the school’s website.



GOLDSBORO, N.C. — The campus of Goldsboro’s Wayne County Community College is on lockdown.

A message on the school’s website says it is not a drill.

Wayne Community College in Goldsboro is under a lockdown.

The city manager’s office confirmed there was a shooting on campus.

WTVD’s website states the reports was of a shooting at the library. The station also reports Goldboro police say they are looking for a suspect.

Wayne County Schools spokesman Ken Derksen says Tommy’s Road Elementary School is also on lockdown as a precaution since it is about a mile from the community college.

We will bring you new information as soon as it becomes available.

Wayne Community College is located at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive off Highway 70 in Goldsboro. It is less than a mile from Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Online figures show enrollment to be around 3,900.




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