The University Place residential buildings. (source:CCU Twitter)
(WLTX, CCU Media Relations) - One student is dead following a shooting at Coastal Carolina University Tuesday night.
A CCU spokesman says Anthony Darnell Liddell, 19, died after being shot outside an apartment complex near campus. Liddell was a sophomore from Bennettsville. Authorities are still searching for the suspect.
CCU Department of Public Safety Police Chief David Roper has determined that there is no apparent threat to students, faculty or staff. Therefore, classes will be held on Wednesday as regularly scheduled.
CCU Counseling Services professionals and ministers will be on hand Wednesday at CCU's Lackey Chapel beginning at 8 a.m. to provide assistance to students. Counseling staff will also be available at the Grand Strand Activity House, located at University Place, and at Eaglin and Ingle residence halls. Counseling staff has also been assisting students at University Place since the incident was reported.
At 7:22 p.m. Tuesday, Horry County 911 Dispatch received a call reporting a shooting at the University Place residence hall at Coastal Carolina University. CCU Police and Conway City Police responded immediately. The victim was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. The suspect left campus in a vehicle and, at the time of this message, is still at large. CCU Alert messages were sent out to students, faculty and staff, and the website was updated to provide information about the shooting as it became available.
Residence Halls remain under lockdown for the remainder of the night. S.C. Law Enforcement Division is conducting the investigation, assisted by CCU Public Safety. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact CCU Dept. of Public Safety at 843-349-2177.