Student Dies After Savannah State University Shooting

28 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Metro Atlanta student killed in Savannah State shooting.

A Savannah State University student from metro Atlanta has died after being wounded Thursday night in a shooting that put the southeast Georgia campus on lockdown. The lockdown was lifted around midnight on Friday, more than two hours after it was issued, and there had been no arrests, said Loretta Heyward, a school spokeswoman. Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area, was shot during an “altercation” late on Thursday at the university’s student union and transported to a local hospital where he died, said school spokesperson Loretta Heyward. “Mr.

The school said in an e-mail sent to students and staff just before midnight “while public safety has lifted the campus lockdown and traffic has resumed, residential students are encouraged to remain in their rooms”, the independent Tiger’s Roar newspaper reported. “The investigation into tonight’s shooting is ongoing,” the e-mail said. The campus of the historically black university is in the heart of Savannah, an Atlantic seaport that is Georgia’s oldest city and the seat of Chatham County. The Savannah incident came a day after two television journalists were killed by a gunman during a live broadcast in Virginia and about two months after the June 17 fatal shooting of nine parishioners at a landmark African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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