Coastal Carolina University is on lockdown after a campus shooting at a residence hall on Tuesday night that killed at least one student, reports The Sun News. Coastal Carolina University spokeswoman Mona Prufer said that the gunman fled the scene and is still at large.
“The suspect fled in a vehicle,” Prufer said. “The campus is still on lockdown, although people in classrooms were allowed to go home. Those in dorms were advised to stay inside.”
Dispatchers received a call around 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday of a shooting at University Place, an apartment-style residence hall on campus. The victim, 19-year-old sophomore Anthony Darnell Liddell, was transported to Grand Strand Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
University Place resident Kaitlin Eriksen told The Sun News that she heard about four or five gunshots outside of the building. She went to her balcony to see what happened and that’s when she saw a man fall against the back of a car.
“He took about two steps back and then collapsed,” Eriksen said. “He just fell out there.”
Authorities are still searching for the suspect, but university spokesman Doug Bell said that classes will resume as planned on Wednesday.