Student Shot and Killed at South Carolina State University

Police are still searching for four suspects, but the school says the campus is secure and is no longer on lockdown

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Updated at 6:26 p.m. EST on Jan. 24

A student was shot and killed at South Carolina State University and police are searching for the suspects, South Carolina State Police Chief Mernard Clarkson said in a press conference Friday afternoon.

Police were called to a campus dormitory at 1:30p.m. Friday and are still searching for four suspects in the shooting at the historically-black school in Orangeburg, South Carolina — located about 40 miles south of the state capital in Columbia.

The school said on Twitter Friday evening that an earlier lockdown has been lifted.

An announcement on the campus website says the campus is secure. “The students are safe, ” Clarkson added. “The perimeter of the campus has been secured, but the suspects have not yet been apprehended.”

Authorities did not release the name of the victim.

This story has been updated to include comments by the police and details on the campus.