Police say three people have been shot and one of them has died near a baseball field on the campus of Sacramento City College.
The campus was on lockdown Thursday night while they searched for a suspect with no shirt wearing cargo shorts.
Sacramento police say the three victims were all men. One has been confirmed dead, and the other two were being taken to hospitals.
Classrooms and offices were on lockdown while police created a perimeter.
The baseball field is at the edge of campus, and it wasn't immediately clear whether the gunman or the victims have any connection to the college.
Classes were in session at the college with a student body of about 25,000. The fall semester began Aug. 22.