Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Shooting reported at South Carolina university - school website
(Reuters) - A shooting took place at a university residence hall in South Carolina on Tuesday and students and faculty were urged to stay indoors, the university said on its website.
The alert from Coastal Carolina University provided no information on injuries, but said police were on the scene at the school in Conway, near the resort area of Myrtle Beach.
"The shooting is not ongoing," the Coastal Carolina University Dean of Students Office said on Twitter. "Police continue to search for one suspect. Stay indoors."
More than 9,000 students attend the university, which was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent university in 1993.
(Reporting By Cynthia Johnston and Corrie MacLaggan; Editing by Greg McCune and Doina Chiacu)