(This report has been updated October 16, 2022 5:00PM EST. https://www.starofzion.org/single-post/shooting-incident-at-livingstone-homecoming-event)
SALISBURY – Tragically, gun violence is a reality in every city and town in America. Unfortunately, a homecoming event for our alumni, students and friends turned violent when two members of the local community had a verbal altercation that led to shots being fired, said Livingstone College President Dr. Anthony J. Davis.
Two Livingstone College students were injured fleeing from the altercation. The Salisbury Police Department is investigating. No suspects have been arrested at this time.
“I’m saddened that after a week of homecoming activities without incident, our students, alumni, their families and friends had to witness this senseless act of gun violence. My prayer is that the community will respond to Livingstone College in the same manner it responded when gun fire erupted at a holiday basketball tournament in December,” Davis said.
Our students, alumni and their families did not deserve this. My prayer is that the perpetrators be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law swiftly and decisively, Davis said.
About Livingstone College
Livingstone College is a private historically black college that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, academic excellence and student success. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for holistic learning, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM, teacher education and workforce development programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to promote lifelong learning, and to develop student potential for leadership and service to a global community. For more information, visit www.livingstone.edu.