US college locked down, shooting reported

Officials say one person has been wounded in a shooting at a college in Georgia, prompting nearby campuses and a hospital to be locked down.

PTI| Last Updated: May 06, 2014, 02:06 AM IST

Augusta: Officials say one person has been wounded in a shooting at a college in Georgia, prompting nearby campuses and a hospital to be locked down.

Paine College spokeswoman Tonya Williams says the school is working with the Richmond County sheriff`s office to investigate what happened today.

Sgt. Michael McDaniel tells WJBF-TV that at least one person was shot inside a building on campus.

Christen Carter, a spokeswoman for Georgia Regents University Medical Center, says the victim is in the hospital, but information on their condition isn`t available. Carter says the hospital and Georgia Regents University`s two nearby campuses are also locked down.

There was a shooting Sunday on campus. It`s not clear if the two shootings are related.

Paine College`s website says the private school has just over 800 students and is located about 225 kilometres east of Atlanta.