CONWAY, SC - One person was wounded Tuesday night in a shooting at a residence hall near a South Carolina college campus, prompting school officials to order a lockdown of campus buildings.
Coastal Carolina University spokeswoman Martha Hunn said the gunman left in a vehicle and was still at large Tuesday night. The State Law Enforcement Division has taken over the investigation into the shooting.
Hunn said dispatchers received a call at around 7:20 p.m. regarding a shooting at University Place, an apartment-style residence hall that is adjacent to S.C. Highway 544. Students were alerted by email and text message. The school is in Conway, 15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.
Hunn said the victim was transported to Grand Strand Regional Hospital. There was no information on the condition of the shooting victim, who wasn't immediately identified.
University Place resident Kaitlin Eriksen told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that she was inside her apartment when she heard four or five shots. Eriksen said she went to her balcony to see where the shots came from and saw a man fall against the back of a car's rear window.
"He took about two steps back and then collapsed. He just fell out there," Eriksen said.
Students were allowed to leave classroom buildings late Tuesday and return to their dorms, but residence halls remained on lockdown.
According to the school's website, University Place houses almost 2,000 students.
Coastal Carolina University has an enrollment of slightly more than 9,000 students. The liberal arts school was founded in 1954.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
Things To Do
INSIDE: View our list of events happening this week around the Valley.
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
Phoenix police officers paid tribute Monday morning to Reserve Lt. Bob Sparks, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several months ago.
Meko had wandered off from the family's tent at a campground in Parker on the Fourth of July weekend in 2012, apparently taken by a man who also was in the campground.
The 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea says a videotaped confession he made while he was being held was delivered involuntarily and under duress.
Zimmerman filed an affidavit from his girlfriend that says she doesn't want him charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.
Get your healthcare questions answered TODAY from 4 to 7 p.m as consumer reporter Joe Ducey takes your issues to the experts.
A review by Arizona child welfare officials of a second batch of ignored child abuse and neglect reports has found nearly 1,800 additional cases needing a full investigation.