A male professor is confirmed dead in Mississippi’s Delta State University shooting on Monday. The victim was in his mid-50s and was in his office at the time of the shooting, according to Bolivar County Deputy Coroner, Murray Roark.
Officials have not released the name of the victim, as it is still an “active situation”.
The University is currently under lockdown and the man who is believed to be the shooter is still at large. The description of the shooter is currently unavailable.
Chief Dante Elben of the Gautier Police Department has warned law enforcement if they see the suspect to "use extreme caution."
The lockdown began at 10:45 a.m. local time.
The university, located in Cleveland, Miss., is keeping students and faculty updated via Twitter and Facebook and advising those on campus to stay inside and away from windows.
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Cleveland Police, and the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department are actively assisting in the investigation. The governor’s office, the Institute of Higher Learning, and the FBI are assisting and monitoring the situation.
A motive in the case had not been identified.
"Right now we have no motive and we're not going to speculate on a motive until we have facts in hand," Cleveland Police Chief Charles Bingham said.
This is a developing story.