Man in serious condition after shooting on LeMoyne-Owen campus

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A man is in serious condition as police search for the person who shot him in a parking lot on the LeMoyne-Owen College campus.

WREG was live Tuesday night as frightened parents picked up their children from the dorms on campus.

"We're like a family on campus so when somebody gets hurt everybody is worried."

Sophomore Quena Johnson was startled by the news of a shooting on her South Memphis campus.

Lemoyne-Owen College told WREG's Shay Arthur the shots rang out last night in a dorm parking lot off Saxon.

A security guard was on-duty at the time.

After the gunfire, students received a text message alerting them to stay inside until further notice.

Johnson said she knows the 20-year-old victim, who is a former student.

"We're all worried about him. A lot of people are putting on social media 'get well soon' and sending him condolences."

For the most part, students we've talked to said they feel safe.

A security guard was placed outside of the dormitory after the incident.

At this time it's unclear what the shooting was over, but Daphne Thomas with LeMoyne-Owen said the school is doing its own detective work to see how things got out of hand.

"Our security is outsourced and so we are all taking a hard look at our security company," she said.

Thomas said the school planes to put changes in place to make sure students not only feel safe but are safe.

"We are also meeting with the Memphis Police Department later today to see how we can collaborate and partner with them to heighten their visibility here on campus."