There Was A Campus Shooting This Weekend In North Carolina. But Here's How the Media Responded...


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In the early hours of the morning on Sunday, November 1st, shots were fired on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, killing one person and injuring another. The individual killed was 19-year-old Anthony White Jr., who was a second-year student from Charlotte.

When the incident was first reported, no details about the suspect were given.

ABC 11 reported:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One student was shot dead and another wounded after gunfire erupted Sunday near dormitories on the Winston-Salem State University campus.

Authorities were searching for a suspected gunman, but police and university spokesman Aaron Singleton would provide no identifying details. The historically black school urged visitors to the campus to stay away, but said student services were operating normally and that classes will be held on regular schedules Monday.

The slaying victim was 19-year-old Anthony White Jr., a second-year student from Charlotte, according to campus and Winston-Salem police.

The Winston-Salem campus was put into lock down while police secured the area. The lockdown was lifted sometime around 5:00 am.

Later in the day, the name of the suspected shooter was released by authorities. There is something a little different about this campus shooting: the shooter is allegedly an African-American male. Police named Jarrett Jerome Moore as their primary suspect. Moore is not believed to be a student at the school.

WFMYNews2 reported:

Police are also searching for Jarrett Jerome Moore, who they're calling a person of interest in this case. Police say they don't believe Moore is a current WSSU student.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact Campus Police at (336) 750-2900.

(UPDATE: Moore was arrested on Sunday afternoon, and is facing murder and weapons charges.)

Campus shootings these days are usually covered by national media outlets within moments of such an incident occurring. However, so far, the bulk of the coverage has been local media such as the ones cited in this article.

One has to ask if the lack of national coverage is because this story does not fit into the recent media narrative on gun control. Is there a lack of coverage because the shooter isn't a white male, but instead involves one black male shooting at people? Selective reporting seems to be afoot here.

Also, where is Black Lives Matter? Don't these Black Lives Matter or is that only the case when it's a white police officer doing the shooting?

Good questions that will likely go unanswered.