“I thought it was just regular stuff,” Buyers said. “And then I heard a gunshot.”
Flournoy was shot three times with Rhoden’s Glock .40 caliber handgun and Rhoden was shot once in the chest with Flournoy’s .22 caliber handgun, police said.
Police said one person ran about a block away and collapsed in front of the University Commons, a complex of four apartment buildings on GSU’s campus.
Rhoden and Flournoy were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where they were listed in serious condition, Mullis said.
Each man was charged with assault, attempted murder and possession of a firearm on campus, he said. The latter charge is a misdemeanor. Knight, the third person believed to be involved in the incident, was detained for questioning. He has not been charged.
Police recovered guns used in the shooting and “a significant quantity of marijuana in a backpack belonging to Rhoden,” Mullis said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting GSU police in its investigation, Mullis said. According to Channel 2, the GBI is in charge of collecting and securing evidence.
The shooting follows several armed robberies outside and inside the Georgia State campus library, where computers, cellphones and cash were taken from students.