Jackson State University Halts Classes After Fatal On-Campus Shooting


FILE - This May 31, 2017, file photo shows the west entrance of Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. Several historically Black colleges and universities, including Jackson State University, will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a new initiative announced Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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On Oct. 16, Jackson State University suspended classes after a student was fatally shot on campus. Jaylen Burns, a 21-year-old industrial technology major from Chicago, was taken to the hospital from campus following reports of gunfire on Oct. 15 at an apartment complex on campus.

Authorities have not identified a suspect in the ongoing investigation, which includes the Jackson Police Department and Capitol Police.

JSU’s Acting President Elayne Hayes-Anthony said in a statement, “We grieve the tragic loss of his life due to this senseless act of violence.”

This is the second shooting connected to JSU over the homecoming weekend. One person suffered a bullet wound to the leg from gunshots fired at JSU on Oct. 14.

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