SALISBURY, N.C. -- Two students were grazed by pellets during an on-campus shooting at Livingstone College Saturday night, the college confirmed.
The unnamed students were outside the campus events center after a pre-homecoming scholarship fundraising event when a fight broke out in the center, said State Alexander, Executive Assistant to the President.
Three men who were not students at the college were involved in the fight, said Alexander. He said the fight spilled out into the courtyard, and shots were fired.
"They just started arguing and shots rang off," said student Edward Saxon, who was outside and saw the fight.
The shots came from a small-pellet firearm, said Alexander. Livingstone has a "no weapons" policy on campus, he said.
Two students were grazed by the pellets. Students on campus told NBC Charlotte Sunday that a male student was hit in the cheek and ear, and a female student injured her hand.
Both students were taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released.
Several students mentioned that non-students come to the Livingstone campus all the time, but they don't feel unsafe.
"Campus security, they make sure we're pretty safe on campus," said Saxon.
Alexander said Salisbury police are assisting the investigation, but no descriptions of the suspects have been released.