'All Clear' at SC State University After Shooting Near Campus

A shooting near SC State's campus around 2:45pm sent one victim to the hospital. Law enforcement is looking for the shooter.

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - An all clear has been given at South Carolina State University after the campus was briefly on lockdown following a shooting near the school Tuesday afternoon.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department say around 2:45 p.m., they got a call that a man was taken to the hospital by a friend for a gunshot wound.

The victim was hit by at least one bullet. His exact condition is unknown. 

Detectives say the shooting happened at an apartment complex on Buckley Street, which is adjacent to the campus. 

The school first confirmed in a text message to students what happened, telling them there was a lockdown and that students should shelter in place. They also said that the shooter left the scene in an unknown direction of travel.

The message also said there is a shelter in place. However, just before 4:30 p.m., that alert was lifted, and normal activities were allowed to resume.

The university says students are safe. 

"Everybody was calling me to make sure I was good. I don't know what to think. There's this crazy thing that's happening. You've just got to be safe and know who to deal with and who not to deal with," Montel Stevenson said.

Stevenson attends SC State and also lives inside the apartment complex where the shooting took place. He was in class when campus was on lockdown.

Deputies say they are following several leads in connection with the shooting. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. 

 

 

 

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