DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Two students and one other person were shot on the Bethune-Cookman University campus Monday evening, Daytona Beach police said.
Police released surveillance video Tuesday that shows the gunman jumping out of an SUV and firing shots outside the university.
School officials said all the victims suffered superficial graze wounds in the incident, which happened just before 7 p.m. Authorities said they are searching for at least two people involved in the shooting.
Investigators said they believe a confrontation between two men led to an exchange of gunfire, which injured the three students.
The president of Bethune-Cookman University hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday about a shooting on campus.
The school is offering $1,000 for information leading to their arrests. Students told WFTV that until the shooters are caught, they do not feel safe.
"Most people are just scared. But most people are just like, you know, this happens back home, back to where they're from, but they don't want that," said student Brandon Jordan.
Bethune-Cookman University President Edison Jackson told students that guns will not be tolerated on campus and reassured students he will make the campus safer.
"We have to ensure that we have a safe environment." Jackson said.
One of the victims was taken to the hospital with a graze wound to the shoulder.
"This could have been a horrible tragedy. We have six shots from an automatic handgun. With all these people around you have three graze wounds. The good Lord was smiling down on campus tonight," said Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood.
A second victim refused treatment; he had a wound on his left ear. He told police he got on the ground as soon as he heard gunfire and a bullet grazed his ear.
The third victim suffered a grazed wound to the knee. He is not cooperating with the investigation, police said.
All the injuries are non-life-threatening.
Police said campus security responded to reports of shots fired immediately and may have prevented a tragedy.
“You know this right here, this is unacceptable. This is a college. This is a lifestyle to education. Shouldn’t be like this,” said student Roderick Dantzler. “This is not street life. Not a jailhouse. This is a place for you to learn."
Dantzler said he heard an argument and the pop of a gun.
Detectives said they have not located any witnesses and they are still searching for the gunman.
A security officer was the first at the scene after the gunfire broke out, police said.
“One of the guys that was hit was sitting on a step and he was struck,” said Daytona Police Chief Mike Chitwood.
Chitwood said it appears the gunman pulled up next to the music building in a black SUV and opened fire.
Police do not yet have a motive for the shooting.
The incident has one community activist calling for an immediate change.
“There are guns on campus. We need a roundup,” said Norma Bland.
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