Monday, March 26, 2012

John Sanderson and Nolan Ryan Henderson Names as the college students shot dead in Mississippi over the weekend

Two college students were shot dead in Mississippi over the weekend in separate incidents.

John Sanderson, 21, was killed in a Mississippi State University dormitory late on Saturday.

Freshman at Jackson State University, Nolan Ryan Henderson III, 19, died when he was shot in the face early on Sunday at an off-campus apartment pool party in Jackson.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a statement that he was 'saddened to learn that Mississippi lost two college students this weekend.'

'Those perpetuating these crimes will be apprehended and held accountable,' he said.

'Mississippi does not take these instances lightly, and rest assured, we will continue to provide a safe learning environment for students at all our Mississippi College and University campuses.'

At Mississippi State, university president Mark Keenum said in a statement that the killing of Sanderson was the first time a student had been shot on the campus. Read More