Man shot on North Carolina college campus during homecoming weekend

Shots were fired during homecoming weekend at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, leaving one man wounded and prompting a brief lockdown of the campus, authorities said.

Devine Eatmon, 21, was found by police late Saturday on a campus sidewalk suffering from a serious, but non life-threatening gunshot wound, Greensboro Police Department said in a statement.

Eaton was wounded by a bullet suspected to have been fired from a "considerable distance," police said.

Police are currently investigating the incident and are looking for four suspects, three of which had dreadlocks. Each were reportedly armed with "handguns of an unknown type." 

Student Taylor Brunner was quoted by The News-Record newspaper as saying she heard several shots.

"The shooting started. I turned around and a lot of people were running," said Brunner, described as a freshman university student by the paper.

The university's website said a week of events for students and alumni led up to a homecoming parade, football game and homecoming concert earlier Saturday. 

Susan Danielson, public information officer with the Greensboro Police Department, told NBC News that university police are leading the investigation.

It has not been determined whether or not the victim knew the suspects.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.