Student shot at So. Carolina St. University

2:53 PM, Jan 24, 2014   |    comments
Officals at the South Carolina State University say a student has been injured in a shooting on campus. They are still looking for suspects. VPC
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by Tony Santaella

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - A student was shot Friday at South Carolina State University, and authorities say they are searching for at least four suspects.

The shooting took place around 1:30 p.m. ET Friday at the Andrew Hugine dormitory on the campus of the historically black university about 40 miles south of Columbia, S.C.

Those at the 3,200-student school have been told to shelter in place, and no one is being allowed to leave or enter the grounds. University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson said they know who fired the shots and believe that the suspects have left campus but want to be ready in case they return.

"The students are safe," he said at a news conference. "The perimeter of the campus has been secured."

Claflin University, a Methodist college of about 1,900 students across the street from South Carolina State, alerted its students to watch for Justin Bernard Singleton of Charleston, S.C.

The shooting is the second one this week on a college campus. On Tuesday, Andrew Boldt, 21, of West Bend, Wis., died after being stabbed and shot in a basement electrical engineering classroom at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

A fellow student and teaching assistant, Cody Cousins, 23, of Centerville, Ohio, is accused in Boldt's death and was charged with murder after surrendering to police.

WLTX-TV via USA Today

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