ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Officials at South Carolina State University say a student who was shot outside an on-campus dormitory has died.
The university says the man was shot Friday afternoon at the Hugine Suites. The school says police are looking for four suspects who made it off campus.
University President Thomas Elzey choked back tears as he promised to keep his students safe. He said the student killed was a nice young man.
Campus Police Chief Mernard Clarkson says police don't know what led to the shooting. The name of the victim was not released.
Clarkson says the campus is secure and students are safe.
South Carolina State is a historically black school with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.
The university sent out an alert saying the student was hurt Friday afternoon at the Hugine Suites. The school says police think they know who fired the gun and are looking for the suspect. The name and condition of the student were not released.
University spokeswoman Sonya Bennett initially said the university campus was not on lockdown. But the school later sent out an alert saying the campus was locked down.
Bennett says more information will be released at a 4 p.m. news conference.
South Carolina State University is a historically black university with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.