Student Killed in Campus Shooting at Winston-Salem State

Police have named Jarrett Jerome Moore as a person of interest in the case.

Update: Charlotte resident Jarrett Jerome Moore, 21, was arrested by police on Nov. 2 on charges unrelated to the Winston-Salem State University shooting. Moore was subsequently charged with the shooting death of a WSSU student and with possession of a weapon on school grounds. Moore had been enrolled at WSSU as recently as the 2014-2015 academic year, according to


A student was killed and another person was injured when gunfire broke out on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina Nov. 1.

Sophomore Anthony White Jr., 19, was shot dead in a parking lot between two dormitories around 1:20 a.m. Police have not released any details about the second victim, but it is believed that he or she is also a student.

The school was locked down until about 4:50 a.m. while police searched for the shooter, although the suspect was never located, according to CBS News.

Police said they are searching for Jarrett Jerome Moore, who they labeled a person of interest in the investigation.

The school asked all non-students to leave campus Sunday and the historically black college held a candlelight vigil that night.

The school’s campus police officers “have full law enforcement agency status with powers identical to those of a municipal police agency on all WSSU property and streets running through and adjacent to the University,” according to its website.

Classes resumed on Monday as scheduled.

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