Local media reported that three people were shot outside a graduation ceremony on the campus of a university in New Orleans, and one of the victims died.
According to NBC affiliate WDSU, the events occurred at Xavier University in New Orleans.
Police confirmed that three people were shot and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police later said an older woman died as a result of the shooting.
Two men suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. Police said they arrested “some people” related to the shooting and recovered several guns from the scene.
Women’s fight sparks shooting in the U.S.
According to the first versions, the shooting began with a fight between two women outside where the graduation was taking place, which had just ended.
Texas School Shooting
The incident comes just a week after an 18-year-old entered an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, armed with a rifle, and killed 19 children and two teachers before being shot dead.
This shooting renewed the debate over gun control in the country, an issue that President Joe Biden promised today to discuss with lawmakers.