• The shooting is the second at the university in just more than a year.
Two Langston University students are injured during a disturbance Thursday night.
LANGSTON — A Thursday night brawl and shooting that injured two students at Langston University came just a year after campus officials beefed up security in the wake of another shooting.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is aiding university police in their probe of Thursday night’s shooting, and two campus visitors are prime suspects.
Authorities said student Jordan Hunter, 21, was shot in the leg during the disturbance just after 7 p.m. Hunter, who was not involved in the disturbance, was treated at a hospital and released.
Another student, whose name has not been released, was kicked in the head, officials said. He was taken in serious condition to an Oklahoma City hospital.
Shortly after 10 p.m., University Police Chief Michael Storr stopped two men who were walking along Oklahoma 33 and found two handguns in a backpack one of the men was carrying.
Storr arrested Michael Vaughn, 26, on a complaint of possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Vaughn was booked into the Logan County Jail.
Vaughn’s companion and brother, Chesley Ronald Griffin, 22, ran from the scene and was still
at large Friday, authorities said.
An arrest warrant for Griffin alleging assault and battery with a deadly weapon has been issued.
Investigators believe that Griffin fired several shots into a group of people during the disturbance on campus.
The previous shooting at Langston came during the early morning hours of Aug. 16, 2009.
Four people — none of whom was a student — were shot during a disturbance on campus. All four survived.
In the weeks that followed, campus authorities increased security by closing two campus entrances and installing checkpoints at the other two to identify all visitors.
Officials also installed surveillance cameras, emergency phones and loudspeakers throughout the campus.
Authorities said Friday that Griffin and Vaughn were at the center of the altercation Thursday night.
They said the two had driven from Fort Worth, Texas, to visit their brother, Neiman Johnson, 19, who is a student at Langston.
Johnson is missing and is being sought as a person of interest, officials said. He might be driving a four-door maroon Toyota Corolla with Texas license tags.
Officials believe that Johnson and Griffin are headed to Texas, and authorities in both states have been alerted to be on the lookout for them.
Griffin should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.
AT LARGE Chesley Ronald Griffin: An arrest warrant for him alleging assault and battery with a deadly weapon has been issued.