Update 8:10 AM August 11, 2020:SAU Facebook page announced the name of the students involved in the shooting on campus that took place overnight.

On their official Facebook page it was posted:

Southern Arkansas University grieves the loss of current student, Joshua Keshun Smith, a senior engineering physics major from Sparkman, Arkansas.

At approximately 12:56AM, the University Police Department reported three students living off-campus came onto campus and met someone in the parking lot of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Community Center. After a brief discussion, numerous shots were fired. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Another student was transported by ambulance to the Magnolia Regional Medical Center and is in stable condition.

Dr. Trey Berry, president of the university stated in a press release, The individuals involved in the incident included students who live off-campus as well as other individuals not believed to be associated with the Institution. This incident was not random, and at no time were other students, faculty, or staff endangered.

Earlier: Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia Ar. just announced there was an early morning shooting on the campus with one student dead and another injured.

According to the SAU Facebook page:

A shooting occurred in the Reynolds Center parking lot at Southern Arkansas University early on Tuesday morning, August 11th. At this time, the University Police Department has secured the scene. The incident is under investigation, but we know one student was killed and another injured. We ask for your prayers for the families involved, and for our entire campus community.

All necessary steps have been taken to secure the campus.

Classes and late registration will continue as scheduled today.

This is a developing story...

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