Bryant Instructs State to Assist in University Shooting Investigations

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant expressed his sorrow at the deaths of two college students in the state over the weekend.

Late Saturday, 21-year-old John Sanderson of Madison, Miss., was shot to death in a Mississippi State University dormitory, though the killing appears to be isolated. Three male suspects fled the
building in a blue Crown Victoria.

Early Sunday, a 19-year-old freshman at Jackson State University died from being shot in the face and killed at an off-campus apartment pool party. Police identified the victim as Nolan Ryan
Henderson, III, of Atlanta. Police have no motive or suspects.

Bryant said in a statement Sunday that he and his wife Deborah were "saddened to learn that Mississippi lost two college students this weekend." He said he's spoken with university leaders and
instructed the state public safety commissioner to assist in the investigations.


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