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Suspect sought after shots fired at North Carolina Central University

Police launched a citywide search for a man who allegedly fired a gun that led to a lockdown at North Carolina Central University in Durham on Thursday.

The school was locked down for about a 45 minutes on Thursday because of what was described as a “possible active shooter” on the campus, school officials said. 

Campus police responded to reports of shots fired near Mary M. Townes Science Building on Corncord and Lawson streets in Durham.

When officers arrived, they discovered that no one was injured, but were questioning the intended victim, campus police said.

The Durham Police Department was conducting a citywide search for a suspect who may have fired three or four shots at another man on the campus, the Raleigh News Observer reported.

The lockdown alert went out on the Durham university's official Twitter account @NCCU at about 2:30 p.m. and was lifted by an "all-clear" message less than an hour later. 

The lockdown alert had asked people on the campus to stay inside and away from windows and doors.

This incident was being investigated by Durham police, Sharon Best, a spokeswoman for North Carolina Central University told NBC News.