The graduation ceremony was being held at Southeastern Louisiana State University in Hammond, Luisiana. Police said the shooting happened as Hammond High School students and their family members started to leave SLSU’s University Center around 8 pm. hora local.
Video obtained by Fox News showed people running and screaming near the area where the shooting took place.
Hammond police said they do not believe any students were involved in the shooting. Hammond Police Chief Edwin Bergeron said all four people that were injured had non-life threatening injures.
Police said one suspect was taken into custody.
Two Louisiana lawmakers took to Twitter to address the shooting. Republican Senator John Kennedy wrote, “Praying for the shooting victims and everyone affected by the violence outside Hammond High School’s graduation this evening.”
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy said he was monitoring the situation and praying for the victims:
“A night to celebrate the achievements of young men and women was disrupted by senseless violence. Monitoring the situation as more details become available and praying for the well-being of those injured.”