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Shooting at South Carolina State University, search for suspect underway

One student was shot on the campus of South Carolina State University
One student was shot on the campus of South Carolina State University
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A student at South Carolina State University was shot on campus Friday afternoon, and police are searching for the suspected gunman.

USA Today reports that the shooting occurred at Hugine Suites, a dormitory on the campus of the Orangeburg college.

A "campus alert" on the South Carolina State University official website confirms the shooting, and the school is lockdown as police search for the suspected gunman.

The Orangeburg Times and Democrat reports that Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Capt. Mike Adams told the newspaper:

"This agency is assisting the Sheriff's Office and we are actively engaged in a manhunt."

South Carolina State University is a historically black university located approximately 40 miles South of Columbia, the state's capital.

The Epoch Times and other local news sources are reporting that one suspect has been identified as Justin Bernard Singleton. Singleton is one of four suspects in the South Carolina State University shooting on Friday.

South Carolina State University officials say they have identified the shooter, and scheduled a new conference for 4 p.m., however the news conference has since been canceled. The school said it will issue a statement.