Lockdown after shooting reported at university in South Carolina

CONWAY, South Carolina - Officials at Coastal Carolina University have ordered a lockdown of campus buildings after a shooting at a school apartment complex.

Washington Post quoted school spokesman Doug Bell as saying that the shooting on Tuesday night occurred at University Place.

Mr Bell said all students and personnel have been requested to stay indoors, according to the newspaper.

The spokesman said he had no information about when the shooting occurred or whether anyone was wounded.

University public safety dispatcher Amy Clum told CNN that police were looking for the shooter on campus.

The dean of students' Twitter page said: "The shooting is not ongoing."

"Police continue to search for one suspect. Stay indoors," it wrote.

According to the school's website, University Place houses almost 2,000 students.

Coastal Carolina University has an enrollment of slightly more than 9,000 students. Its website says there are 72 buildings on campus.

The school, founded in 1954, is located in Conway, north-west of Myrtle Beach.

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