Investigators continue to seek the person who opened fire on a 21-year-old Claflin student near Buckley Street and Russell Street on Tuesday.

Witnesses told deputies that they were inside an apartment on Buckley Street at 2:44 p.m. when they heard a loud noise, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

After they heard the noise, they heard someone banging on the door.

When they opened the door, they saw the victim standing in the doorway “with several gunshot wounds,” the report states.

They transported the victim to the Regional Medical Center.

Investigators spoke with him briefly as medical personnel transported him to undergo surgery.

He told investigators that he was standing outside when someone shot him.

The junior mathematics major said he was not arguing with anyone and he did not return fire.

The incident did not occur on nearby South Carolina State University’s campus, but officials placed it on lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown protocol was in place for about two hours.

It also did not occur on Claflin’s campus.

If anyone has information about the shooting, they are asked to call the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers may remain anonymous.

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