A sophomore student was shot and killed today in a dorm at Mid-Atlantic Christian University this afternoon.
Here’s the story: Student Killed in NC University Shooting
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.-One student is dead following a shooting at an Elizabeth City university.
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at Mid-Atlantic Christian University, formerly Roanoke Bible College. A university spokesperson told 13News that someone shot and killed a sophomore inside Pearl A. Pressley Hall, a co-ed dormitory.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday, police took a person of interest into custody.
About 50 students are currently on campus, and police are holding them in the campus library. The university plans to address the situation to students later.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private Christian university that opened in 1948, is located along the Pasquotank River. About 170 students attend the school.
I’ve been on this campus many times and know many of the staff and students very well. I know that they were leasing some of their dorms to another school in their community. Regardless, please pray for the MACU community. It’s a special place to so many people.