An Ithaca College student was killed during a “large fight” on the Cornell University campus early Sunday morning, CNN reports.
Another student was injured, according to officials from both schools.
Police responded to a call at the intersection of College Avenue and Campus Road in front of Olin Hall, which is home to Cornell’s school of chemical and biomolecular engineering, just before 2 a.m.
A police news release said they found two men who had been stabbed, and they treated the two victims and recovered the weapons used.
Police said they are still looking for information on the suspect, according to CNN.
One of the victims was sent to the local hospital for treatment of “serious injuries,” and the other was was flown upstate to a regional trauma center to be treated for stab wounds.
The president of Ithaca College, Tom Rochon, confirmed to CNN that both stabbing victims were students at the school, which is just a few miles south of Cornell.
He also confirmed that one of the students died at Cayuga Medical Center.
The Ithaca Voice reported that sophomore Anthony Nazaire, 19, was the student who passed away.
Nazaire’s cousin Channelle confirmed his death in several Facebook posts.
I cant even express how hurt I am but the pain that this person has cause my family to endure this is unbelievable this is a 19 year old educated well mannered young man full scholarship to a great college aspiring to gain his bachelors in business how could you rob him of his life how could you do this to us anthony i love you soooooooo much i wish i was there to help u i wish i could of saved u i just wish i could even see u one last time before this all shattered us into pieces
The student who was injured in the attack was released after treatment, the Ithaca Police Department said.
A homicide investigation is now under way, and police are searching for any witnesses to the altercation.
Ithaca College has not yet released the identity of the other student pending family notification.
“I hope you will hold these students — along with their families, friends, classmates, and professors — in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult and tragic time,” Rochon’ said in a statement.
“There is nothing more important than the safety of our community; as such, this incident is deeply disturbing,” said Ryan Lombardi, Cornell’s vice president for student and campus life, in a statement posted online.