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One dead, four injured in shooting on Florida A&M University's campus. Police are investigating.

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One person was killed, four others, including one juvenile, were injured in a shooting on Florida A&M University's campus Sunday evening.

The shooting took place at 4:30 p.m. at the outdoor basketball courts on Wahnish Way. In a press release from the university, officials said none of the victims are FAMU students.

FAMU Police and the Tallahassee Police Department are continuing to investigate, but FAMU President Larry Robinson says there is no active threat to the university's campus.

"I want to assure the FAMU community the shooting incident that occurred on campus is not an ongoing threat to the university. The safety and security of our students, and the campus is our highest priority. The FAMU Campus safety Department is working with the Tallahassee Police Department as the investigation continues. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," Robinson said in a statement.

The incident qualifies as a mass shooting under the definition by the Gun Violence Archive. The GVA, a nonprofit that tracks gun violence, defines a mass shooting as a shooting in which four or more people, not including the gunman, are injured.

TPD detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, but who did not speak with an officer on scene, to please call TPD at 850-891-4200. Witnesses can report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.  

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