Shooting At SC State
MANHUNT UNDERWAY FOR MULTIPLE SUSPECTS …
South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C. was placed on lockdown after a shooting took place on the campus Friday afternoon. Meanwhile multiple law enforcement agencies were participating in a manhunt for at least four individuals suspected in connection with the shooting.
Officials at the historically black college confirmed to The Orangeburg Times and Democrat that shots were fired at approximately 2:00 p.m. EST at Hugine Suites, an on-campus dormitory named for one of the school’s former presidents.
One victim – 20-year-old Brandon Robinson of Orangeburg, S.C. – was transported to a local hospital. He was later pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the neck. There are no initial reports of additional victims.
“We are actively engaged in a manhunt,” an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety (ODPS) officer told the Times and Democrat.
Agents from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) assisted in the investigation.
“Eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident identified at least four suspects in the shooting. Police immediately began pursuit of the individuals who left campus,” the school said in a statement.
“Students are safe, the perimeter of the campus has been secured, but the suspects have not yet been apprehended,” the statement continued. “For this reason, the university has initiated a campus lockdown in the event the perpetrators attempt to return to the campus.”
The statement added that students, faculty and staff should “take precautions” and notify campus police immediately “should they see any suspicious activity.”
Below is a video clip from the scene …
UPDATE: Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, S.C. has been arrested and charged with Robinson’s murder.