Shooting incident at Chowan University residence hall; 2 suspects arrested

North Carolina

MURFREESBORO, N.C. (WAVY) – Chowan University Police arrested two men following a shots fired incident on the Murfreesboro campus over the weekend.

The two men facing charges are not Chowan students, according to John Tayloe with University Relations.

Administrators say someone fired a gun early Sunday morning at Whites Crossing, which is one of the school’s residence halls on-campus. No one was hit by the gunfire there.

Campus police arrested Kahlil Williams-Cook and Jamonte Smith on Union Street around 3:40 a.m. Sunday.

Kahlil Williams-Cook has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of weapon on school grounds and resisting public officer. Jamonte Smith was charged with resisting public officer.

Campus police have confirmed two students were hurt off-campus, but they did not say if they were shot and did not confirm if their injuries were tied to the on-campus investigation.

The two students who were hurt had to go to the hospital but are both going to be okay. The school has notified their families.

The University issued a campus alert Monday morning stating that the campus is safe.

A University-wide information meeting was held at 2 p.m. Monday regarding the weekend incident, during which officials announced campus police and local agencies have increased patrols of the campus.

This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding this situation, please contact Chowan University Campus Police at 252.398.1234 or contact 911.

Stay with WAVY for updates.

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