Hammond High School graduation shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University sees multiple hurt as police block streets

THREE people were injured following a shooting at a high school graduation held on a Louisiana university campus.

Hammond High School was hosting its commencement ceremony at Southeastern Louisana University when a suspect opened fire.

Tangipahoa Parish Board member, Brett Duncan, said a suspected shooter was detained around 8:30pm.

According to Southeastern Louisiana University Police, the shooting was not related to the university. The graduation ceremony was held at the University Center.

The shooting occurred after the ceremony took place, according to the university.

"While there is no danger posed to others, please remain away from the UC area as police are still investigating the crime."

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The extent of those who were injured is unknown at this time.


The shooting outside the university on Thursday comes after a series of shootings at graduation ceremonies in the past few weeks.

A shooting at a Michigan high school left one person injured as police are still searching for the suspect.

At the Middle Tennessee State University campus in Murfreesboro on Wednesday evening, one person died while another was critically injured in a shooting that took place after Riverdale High School's graduation.

Witnesses said they heard between six and eight gunshots.

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That shooting came less than a week after one person was killed and three more injured in a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Arkansas.

It happened last Thursday outside the Hot Springs Convention Center, which had hosted a graduation for Hot Springs World Class High School.

Hot Springs School District Superintendent Stephanie Nehus said in a statement that no current students or graduates were involved.

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