— Jenny Wirtzberger (@wirtzbergerwltx) January 24, 2014
There are reports of a shooting on campus at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, that occurred just after 2 p.m. local time, reports WLTX.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Shots Were Fired Just Outside a Dorm
The shooting happened in one of the college’s dorms. One student was wounded, reports Fox Carolina.
WLTX is reporting the police activity is concentrated on the Hugine Suites dorm.
2. The Suspects Are At-Large
Police looking for Justin Bernard Singleton in Orangeburg in connection with shooting at SC State pic.twitter.com/9GyHPWoiSC
— Alexis King (@aking4news) January 24, 2014
Cops are searching for the suspects. Steven Dial of WLTX is reporting that police know the identity of the shooter and a manhunt is underway. Captain Mike Adams of the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety told the media: “This agency is assisting the Sheriff’s Office and we are actively engaged in a manhunt.” Officers were seen surrounding a home on Goff Avenue, close to the college campus:
3. The School Is on Lockdown
This college’s Twitter account says a lockdown is underway:
We are currently on lock-down, however as police continue to search for the suspect, students are urged to take precautions.
— SC STATE UNIVERSITY (@SCSTATE1896) January 24, 2014
At a press conference, a South Carolina State Police chief said that the search is ongoing for suspects and that the condition of the victims is unknown.
4. SC State Had a High Profile Shooting During the 1960s
The college played host to an horrific 1968 campus shooting that resulted in the deaths of three people, Samuel Hammond Jr., 18, Delano Herman Middleton, 17, Henry Ezekial Smith, 19. Another 28 were wounded by highway patrol officers who lost control of a protest against segregation at the historically black college.
5. This Is the Second College Shooting This Week
This shooting comes just days after the shooting at Purdue University in Indiana that killed TA Andrew Boldt.
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