According to the AP, the professor was sitting in his office in an on campus building called Jobe Hall when he was shot.
Murray Roark, a deputy coroner in Bolivar County, says the professor killed Monday was a white man in his 50s. He would not identify the professor, who was killed in an office inside Jobe Hall.
University spokeswoman Jennifer Farish also declined to identify the dead person, saying it was still an “active situation.” It’s unclear whether anyone else is wounded.
It’s still unclear whether the professor was targeted or whether the shooter has been identified or apprehended—though it seems unlikely: the campus is still on lockdown.
Update 3:30 p.m.
In the meantime, Mississippi police say they are searching for a second Delta State University employee, Shannon Lamb, who is currently a “person of interest.” The shooter has not yet been apprehended, and the campus reportedly remains on lockdown.
Update 4:00 p.m.