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Two bystanders injured in crossfire at S.C. State; university seeks suspects
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Two bystanders injured in crossfire at S.C. State; university seeks suspects


South Carolina State University held a press conference Friday about a shooting incident. Pictured, from left, are Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Tamara Jefferies-Jackson, President James Clark and Police Chief Joseph Nelson.

South Carolina State University police are seeking the people involved in a shooting incident that left two people injured.

The shooting occurred at about midnight Friday near building K of Hugine Suites, according to President James Clark. It involved multiple people and stemmed from an off-campus disagreement.

Two bystanders, including one student, were shot in the crossfire. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, Clark said.

The campus was immediately placed on lockdown. It was lifted at 8 a.m.

WIS-TV spoke to a 20-year-old junior who was shot in the foot.

She was treated and released.

“It was scary because it could have been worse. I could have either been paralyzed if it hit the wrong spot,” she said. Her question now is what the campus will do about security.

S.C. State is labeled a gun-free campus. Students may anonymously report weapons on campus and random, unannounced checks of dorm rooms are conducted.

The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division are assisting with the investigation.

S.C. State police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call 803-536-7188.

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