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Student shot at S.C. State University; police seek 4 suspects

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(CNN) — One student was shot Friday afternoon at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, campus police said.

Authorities put the school on lockdown as they searched off-campus for four suspects, the university information office said.

The condition and identity of the student were not immediately known.

Campus police were called to the Andrew Hugine Suites Living and Learning community about 1:30 p.m. and found the injured student, the university said. Police said eyewitnesses identified four suspects who had left the campus, the university said.

Orangeburg city police and the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office were assisting the investigation.

CNN first learned about the incident via Twitter.

This is the third campus shooting this week.

On Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed another student inside Purdue University’s electrical engineering building. Police said Cody Cousins, 23, an engineering student, killed Andrew Bolt, 21, of West Bend, Wisconsin. Cousins was charged with murder.

On Monday, a student was shot and critically injured near a gym at Widener University near Philadelphia. Police were looking for a suspect.

On Wednesday, the University of Oklahoma in Norman briefly shut down after a report of a possible shooting that apparently turned out to be a false alarm, the university’s president said.

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