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Gunman shot one person at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina

Published on Feb 27, 2013 11:08 AM

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (REUTERS) - At least one person was wounded in a shooting at a residence hall of a South Carolina university near the resort area of Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, the university said.

Students were urged to remain in their dorm rooms at Coastal Carolina University in Conway but the gunman was believed to have fled, school officials said.

The shooting occurred just before 7.30pm local time at University Place, a residence hall.

"The suspect fled in a vehicle. The campus is still on lockdown, although people in classrooms were allowed to go home. Those in dorms were advised to stay inside," said Ms Mona Prufer, a university spokesman.

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