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UPDATE: Student identified in SC State dorm shooting

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 ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Officials at South Carolina State University say a student who was shot outside an on-campus dormitory has died.
 
The university says the man was shot Friday afternoon at the Hugine Suites. The school says police are looking for four suspects who made it off campus.

University President Thomas Elzey choked back tears as he promised to keep his students safe. He said the student killed was a nice young man.

Orangeburg County coroner says the victim is 20-year-old Brandon Robinson

Campus Police Chief Mernard Clarkson says police don't know what led to the shooting.

Clarkson says the campus is secure and students are safe.

South Carolina State is a historically black school with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Officials at South Carolina State University say a student who was shot outside an on-campus dormitory has died.

The university says the man was shot Friday afternoon at the Hugine Suites. The school says police are looking for four suspects who made it off campus.

University President Thomas Elzey choked back tears as he promised to keep his students safe. He said the student killed was a nice young man.

Campus Police Chief Mernard Clarkson says police don't know what led to the shooting. The name of the victim was not released.

Clarkson says the campus is secure and students are safe.

South Carolina State is a historically black school with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Officials at South Carolina State University say a student has been injured in a shooting outside an on-campus dorm.

The university sent out an alert saying the student was hurt Friday afternoon at the Hugine Suites. The school says police are looking for four suspects who made it off campus. The name and condition of the student has not been released.

The school wasn't initially placed on lockdown, but police decided to secure the campus about an hour after the shooting. Sirens were sounded and police secured gates leading into the school.

University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson says the school was locked down to keep the suspects from returning and that students are safe.

South Carolina State University is a historically black university with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Submitted) - South Carolina State University is now on lockdown as police attempt to apprehend four suspects they believe are responsible for shooting a South Carolina State University Student.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. today, Campus police were called to the scene of The Andrew Hugine Suites Living and Learning community on campus.

Upon arrival, police confirmed that a shooting had occurred. One S.C. State University student had been shot. At this time, police are not divulging the identity of the victim.

Eyewitnesses on the scene of the incident identified at least four suspects in the shooting and police immediately began to pursue the individuals who, at that time, had left campus.

Students are safe. The perimeter of the campus has been secured, but the suspects have not yet been apprehended. For this reason, the University has initiated a campus lockdown in the event the perpetrators attempt to return to the campus.

Orangeburg City police and the Orangeburg County Sheriff Department are assisting in the investigation.

As police continue to search for the suspect, students, faculty and staff are urged to take precautions and contact campus should they observe any suspicious activity.


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