Man fatally shot on DC campus of Catholic University of America

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A fatal shooting Wednesday morning on the Washington, D.C., campus of the Catholic University of America is no threat to the university community and is under police investigation, the university said July 5.

A male shooting victim was found at about 8:20 a.m. in the 600 block of Alumni Lane, according to the Metropolitan D.C. Police Department.

Surveillance video shows two men who walked onto the southwest side of campus from Michigan Avenue into the plaza in front of Father O’Connell Hall, NBC News 4 reported. They spent a few minutes there until one man shot the other and ran off.

The Catholic University of America said in a statement that there is no current danger to the university community. The university said that, according to the Metropolitan D.C. Police Department, the two individuals are believed to have known each other and “this was not a random incident.”

“We ask that you pray for the victim who died and law enforcement who are determining what occurred,” the university said.

The police investigation is continuing and anyone with information should contact them.

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