Students injured in B-CU shooting

Three male students at Bethune-Cookman University received graze wounds from a shooting Monday night on campus before 7 p.m., according to The Daytona Beach Police Department.

Investigators said a confrontation between two students could have led to the shooting.

According to the Daytona police, the gunman drove up next to the school’s music building in a black SUV, started shooting and then drove away.

No witnesses and no suspects have been identified by the Daytona Beach Police.

In a statement released the morning after the shooting the Michelle Thompson, vice president of Student Development and Academic Integration of B-CU said the three students who sustained injuries were treated by local hospitals and released.

Beverly James, director of Communications at B-CU, said there was a town hall meeting following the incident.

“We have to live by the core values of B-CU,” James said. “The president is letting students know that the campus is safe.”

James said that the university has received countless calls from concerned parents and informed them that their children are safe.

She also explained that B-CU was currently in the process of purchasing more cameras and hiring more security staff for the university.

B-CU University President Edison Jackson spoke to students and staff at the mandatory meeting in the B-CU Performing Arts Center, reassuring students of their safety and protection.

“We have to keep this campus safe,” Jackson said. “We have to find a better way to handle conflict.”

President Jackson offered a $1,000 award this morning to individuals who are willing to provide information about the suspects.

Individuals with information on the suspects are being urged to call Crimestoppers of Volusia County at 888-277-8477.