Shooting at Southern Arkansas University leaves 1 student dead, another injured

Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 8:28 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2020 at 8:58 AM CDT
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MAGNOLIA, Ark. (KNOE) - One person is dead and another is injured following a shooting at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia on Tuesday.

According to a post on the school’s Facebook page, the shooting happened around 12:56 a.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Community Center parking lot.

They say University Police reported three students living off-campus met another person on campus. Following a short discussion, shots were fired, the school said.

A student identified as Joshua Keshun Smith was killed, according to SAU. Another student was transported to a hospital in Magnolia. That student is in stable condition, the school said.

SAU said Smith was a senior engineering physics major from Sparkman, Arkansas. Sparkman is north of El Dorado.

The school says authorities have secured the campus. Classes and late registration will continue on Aug. 11. The incident remains under investigation.

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