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Published: September 24, 2013 Updated 1 hour ago

The Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. — A gunman has been shot and killed near the campus of North Carolina Central University, campus police said Tuesday.

Durham police tracked a suspect thought to be armed onto the campus late Monday, prompting officials to lock down the school about 10:15 p.m. It was not immediately clear why Durham police had pursued the man.

He was found in some woods shortly southest of the campus before midnight. The man challenged three officers with a gun and they fired, campus Police Chief Timothy Bellamy said.

No other injuries were reported.

The man’s name has not been released. He was not a student, police said.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The officers have been placed on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting.

Classes in the School of Education were being relocated Tuesday.

A school spokeswoman did not immediately respond to messages early Tuesday.

University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said in an email to students, faculty and staff that the school would hold a town hall meeting to discuss the incident late Tuesday morning in the Farrison-Newton Communications auditorium.

North Carolina Central is part of the University of North Carolina system with an enrollment of more than 8,000 students. The historically black school opened in 1910.

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