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Published On: Mon, Sep 14th, 2015

Mississippi shooting: Delta State professor Ethan Schmidt shot and killed, police searching for killer, Shannon Lamb

A history professor was shot and killed Monday as he sat in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi, Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Ted Ray told Fox News.

Police identified the victim as Prof. Ethan Schmidt and cops told Fox News they believe the gunman is Shannon Lamb, another professor at the university.

While nothing has been made official, authorities are pointing to a “love triangle” as the motivation behind the shooting, believing that Lamb shot and killed a woman he was romantically involved with in Gautier, Miss. early Monday morning, before shooting Schmidt.

Lamb allegedly believed the woman may have also been in a relationship with Schmidt.

Ethan Schmidt

Ethan Schmidt

Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, says the suspect is no longer believed to be on the Delta State University campus. He did not immediately elaborate, and it was not clear how investigators reached that conclusion. The suspect’s possible whereabouts also were not immediately clear.

Cleveland police, Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department are assisting in the investigation. The governor’s office and the Institute of Higher Learning have also offered assistance, according to Delta State.

The FBI was initially monitoring the situation, but has since sent assets to the university.

“Fortunately for us, our public safety officers and university officials have trained many of us for active shooter situations,” Don Allan Mitchell, an English professor, wrote in a Facebook message to The Associated Press. “Many students are locked-down in classrooms, and professors and staff members are telling them the protocol. Plus, we are all texting and Facebooking each other to make sure we are safe.”

He said police helicopters were in the air, and officers were sweeping buildings.

Sources: Fox News, Facebook

Shannon Lamb

Shannon Lamb

 

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