February 26th, 2013
08:33 PM ET

Shooting on campus of Coastal Carolina University

Police were searching for whoever shot an individual Tuesday night on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

The incident took place at 7:22 p.m. at University Place Apartments, which is one of the school's residence halls, Doug Bell, a school spokesman, told CNN.

The suspected shooter left in a vehicle, said Bell, who added that the school was asking students and university personnel to stay inside.

The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, he said.

"The shooting is not ongoing," the dean of students' Twitter page said. "Police continue to search for one suspect. Stay indoors."

More than 9,000 students attend the school, which is located on 630 acres about 15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College. It became an independent university in 1993.

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  1. Todd

    Wow...another shooting in the states...I just hope nobody was either killed or seriously wounded.

    February 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ayyo

    Why is this news? Oh that's right, we have an agenda to push and hysteria to create...

    February 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bob

    The suspected shooter left in a vehicle, said Bell,
    I bet he arrived in the same vehicle,... VEHICLES should be BANNED, It would have never happened had that vehicle not been available to the criminal.

    February 27, 2013 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |