• The shoot­ing is the sec­ond at the uni­ver­sity in just more than a year.

Tulsa World - - PAGE2 - BY MANNY GAMALLO World staff writer

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.

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