South Carolina

On-campus shooting put SC State University on lockdown for 5 hours, school says

South Carolina State University was on lockdown for more than five hours after a shooting early Friday morning, the school said.

Two women were hurt in the shooting, SCSU President James Clark said in a press conference. Only one of the injured was a student at the school.

The shooting happened a little after midnight Friday, and the university notified students about the lockdown at about 2:30 a.m., according to WCSC.

“There is no longer an imminent threat to the campus community,” university officials said Friday morning.

The university lifted the lockdown just after 8 a.m.

Charles Duncan covers what’s happening right now across North and South Carolina, from breaking news to fun or interesting stories from across the region. He holds degrees from N.C. State University and Duke and lives two blocks from the ocean in Myrtle Beach.