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The Latest: 2 students fatally shot were innocent bystanders

October 02, 2016 - 1:16 PM

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Latest on the shooting deaths of two North Carolina university students (all times local):

4 p.m.

Authorities say two North Carolina university students who were shot and killed at a party were innocent bystanders to a fight that broke out.

Greensboro police Cpl. M.D. Matthews tells the News & Record of Greensboro (http://bit.ly/2dKt62T ) there's no evidence the two students at North Carolina A&T State University were part of fight that broke out Sunday morning.

A Greensboro Police news release named the victims at 19-year-old Alisia Dieudonne of Homewood, Illinois, and 21-year-old Amhad Campbell of Kittrell, North Carolina.

Police located Dieudonne and Campbell shot inside the residence sometime after 2 a.m. Sunday.

The student who held the party, 20-year-old Nicholas Jeffers, says he told everyone to leave when a fight broke out. He says another fight started outside, and he heard three shots fired.

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11 a.m.

Greensboro police say two students at North Carolina A&T State University were killed during a shooting at a large party.

Police say in a news release that someone began firing a gun during an altercation that started shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Police say 19-year-old Alisia Dieudonne and 21-year-old Amhad Campbell were shot and taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The school said on its Facebook page that Dieudonne was a sophomore computer science major from Homewood, Illinois. Campbell was a junior agriculture and environmental systems major from Kittrell, North Carolina.

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9:30 a.m.

A university in North Carolina has announced via social media that two of its students are dead after a campus-area shooting.

North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro said on its Facebook page that Greensboro Police Department officers responded to a report of shots fired early Sunday and found two injured students at the scene. Both victims died Sunday morning.

They were identified as Alisia Dieudonne, a sophomore computer science major from Homewood, Illinois; and Ahmad Campbell, a junior agriculture and environmental systems major from Kittrell, North Carolina.

The university said on its Facebook page that its Office of Counseling Services would be open 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday for students seeking counselling services.

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