A male student suffered a gunshot to the head in what
authorities described as a life threatening injury, the Richmond
County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
A suspect was taken into custody and police believe the person
and student may have been involved in an altercation, according
to the statement.
The shooting was reported around 1 p.m. EDT and prompted
officials to order a lock down at the college. The security
measure was lifted some four hours later, but the campus
remained closed to the public, university officials said.
The incident followed another shooting on Sunday afternoon at
the school. One student was injured by debris from a blast
through a wall after a gun was fired in a male residence hall.
It was not immediately clear if the two shootings were related,
Paine College, a historically black college, has more than 800
students and is located some 140 miles east of Atlanta,
according to its website.
(Reporting by Kevin Gray and David Beasley; Editing by Eric
Walsh, Bernard Orr)
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