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S.C. State University students ordered to 'shelter in place' after shooting

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South Carolina State University was put on lockdown late Monday as deputies searched for a shooting suspect.

The university sent out an email alert to the campus community.

"The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is in pursuit of a shooting suspect on Mingo Street," the alert stated.

The alert directed people to 'shelter in place' and to use 'extreme caution.'

ABC affiliate WOLO reported early Tuesday that the lockdown had been lifted.

There's currently no indication this is in any way connected to the ongoing search for two escaped inmates charged with murder.

An official with S.C. State Public Safety referred all questions to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.

ABC News 4 has reached out to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office for additional information.


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