Shooting Forces Lockdown at University of South Carolina

The lockdown has since been lifted, but the suspect hasn't been caught
By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 7, 2017 Updated: November 7, 2017

The University of South Carolina was placed on lockdown after a shooting at an apartment complex nearby, according to local media reports.

USC Upstate placed multiple buildings on lockdown: The Library, Smith, CLC, and HPAC buildings, Fox Carolina reported.

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The lockdown was issued as a precautionary move. WSAV later reported that the lockdown had been lifted.

“Suspect is black male wearing khaki pants and grey hoodie carrying an automatic weapon. Shooting occurred at Campus Edge. Remain inside,” the campus tweeted after 1:30 p.m. ET.

A representative for USC confirmed that a person living at the Campus Edge Apartments was shot. Five gunshots were heard by residents, the Fox affiliate reported.

The victim isn’t a student. The suspect hasn’t been caught.

The campus lockdown lasted approximately 45 minutes, WSAV reported.