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Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The Southeastern Louisiana University campus police office and patrol car.

Two people were arrested Friday evening after two people were shot and wounded in an incident earlier in the day at Southeastern Louisiana University, a school spokesperson said. 

The university's communications coordinator, Tonya Lowentritt, said the incident occurred around 3 a.m. Friday on North Campus near the University Center where athletic events are held. University spokeswoman Erin Moore Cowser announced the arrests around 5:45 p.m. Friday, but did not immediately have details.

Lowentritt said the incident likely involved both students and non-students, but police are still working to determine who was at the scene. The Associated Press quoted Cowser as saying the shooting stemmed from a fight or altercation.

Lowentritt said the school was open Friday. She said there is "no present threat to campus."

It is not clear if the two people, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, were students at the university.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said state government is prepared to "mobilize every available resource" to assist the university in its investigation.

"As we await more details, I encourage students, faculty and parents to continue to pay close attention to information from school officials and local law enforcement, and would remind them to report any suspicious activity to the proper authorities," Edwards said. 

The school is located in Hammond.

The university issued an alert after the shooting:

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