NEW INFORMATION: Officials say suspect is in custody after Ga. college shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Richmond County sheriff

MGN Online

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Officials say a suspect is in custody after a person was shot at a college in Georgia.

Richmond County sheriff's officials say in a news release that one person was shot at Paine College in Augusta. The shooting Monday prompted a lockdown at Paine and several nearby campuses, including Georgia Regents University.

Georgia Regents University says on its official Facebook page that a suspect is in custody and that the lockdown has been lifted for its campuses.

It was not immediately known if the lockdown had been lifted at Paine, a private school with just more than 800 students about 140 miles east of Atlanta.

The condition of the person shot at Paine was not immediately clear. The shooting came a day after another on Paine's campus, though it was not known if the two incidents are related.
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Officials say one person has been wounded in a shooting at a college in Georgia, prompting nearby campuses and a hospital to be locked down.

Paine College spokeswoman Tonya Williams says the school is working with the Richmond County sheriff's office to investigate what happened Monday. Sgt. Michael McDaniel tells WJBF-TV that at least one person was shot inside a building on campus.

Christen Carter, a spokeswoman for Georgia Regents University Medical Center, says the victim is in the hospital, but information on their condition isn't available. Carter says the hospital and Georgia Regents University's two nearby campuses are also locked down.

There was a shooting Sunday on campus. It's not clear if the two shootings are related.

Paine College's website says the private school has just over 800 students and is located about 140 miles east of Atlanta.


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