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4 students shot at house party near FAMU

It happened in the 500 block of Kissimmee Street
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Posted at 7:42 AM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 11:15:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Police are investigating after an argument at a house party near Florida A&M University's campus ended in a shooting that injured four students.

The Tallahassee Police Department was called to the 500 block of Kissimmee Street just before 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

When officers arrived, they discovered that four people had been shot. According to the university, investigators reported a disagreement at the house party led to the shooting.

The university later confirmed that three FAMU students and one student who is dual enrolled at both FAMU and FSU were injured in the off-campus shooting. After being shot in the "lower extremities," all four were treated at Tallahassee hospital and have since been released.

The shooting happened about a block away from FAMU’s campus. Overnight, students received an alert warning them to stay away from the area.

"These types of incidents often occur in the wee hours of the morning," the university said in an email sent to FAMU students and family. "Students are urged to be careful when attending off campus events, especially late at night, and avoid congregating after the event ends,."

FAMU is also offering counseling options to students.

Students can contact the Office of Counseling Services (636 Gamble Street, adjacent to FAMU Welcome Center and across from FAMU Villages) at 850-599-3145 during their normal business hours. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and offers extended hours by appointment. Students can also contact WellConnect for after-hours counseling at 833-848-1765.

To sign up for alerts through the university's alert system, click here.

The case is being investigated by TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit. The university reports that FAMU' Campus Safety is working with TPD to get additional information that will lead to an arrest.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at (850) 891-4200. If you want to stay anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).