One of two men who were killed in an overnight shooting near Alabama State University campus in Montgomery has been identified as an ASU senior.
Jacquez Hall was found injured by officers from Montgomery Police Department at the 800 block of North University Drive around 7.15pm.
The 21-year-old was taken to Baptist Medical Center South, where he later died.
Another man, Justin Martin, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sgt. Jarrett Williams said three other victims were being treated for gunshot wounds.
Of the three surviving victims, two were seriously injured and one sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
‘The investigation is in its early stages and information is limited at this time,’ Williams said.
Alabama State University President Quinton Ross confirmed Hall’s death during a press conference on Friday, reported Al.com.
‘This was indeed a tragedy in which two young men lost their lives,’ he told reporters. ‘I was with the young man’s parents last night, and my heart is heavy today because it is difficult to look a parent in their face, and express to them the loss of their son that they sent away to go to school.’
Ross reiterated that the shooting took place off campus and was unrelated to any event sanctioned by ASU.
By Friday morning, dried blood could still be seen staining the ground at the scene.
Those who knew Hall, a native of Bessemer who played football while attending Bessemer City High School, took to Facebook to mourn the death of the young man they knew as ‘Jokk.’
‘He was a humble gentleman who was raised to be respectful and to value education. Gone too soon,’ one post read.
Another stated: ‘God we need you.. this truly broke my heart.. my family enjoyed Jokk Hall every time we crossed paths.. Every time I saw him I would say Jokk make sure u finish school bro. Im [sic] sending our deepest condolences to all his family and friends.’
SOURCE: The Associated Press, Snejana Farberov