Manhunt for Suspects After Shooting at South Carolina State University

One student was shot during the incident, which took place at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

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This story was updated Saturday at 10:12 a.m. to reflect new information. 

Police made one arrest early Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a student at South Carolina State University Friday.

Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, was charged with the murder, according to CNN, for fatally shooting 20-year-old Brandon Robinson, a student at South Carolina State. Officials at nearby Claflin University released Singleton's identity Friday, after both campuses went on lockdown.

Robinson was an industrial engineering major and a member of the school's football team, according to the university.

“The SC State University family is devastated by the tragic loss of Brandon," said university President Thomas J. Elzey, in a statement. "Our hearts are heavy with grief and sorrow by the senseless act of violence, which took too soon a beloved member of our university family."


The original story was posted on Friday at 5:36 p.m.

Police are searching for four suspects they believe were involved in the on-campus shooting Friday of one student at South Carolina State University.

The campus remained on lockdown following the shooting, which took place outside a campus dorm at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, university officials said.

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During a press conference, University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson said he does not know the condition of the victim nor the whereabouts of the suspects, but said police are confident the suspects are no longer on the campus, which is located in Orangeburg, S.C.

"Students are safe. The perimeter of the campus has been secured, but the suspects have not yet been apprehended," a statement from the university said. "For this reason, the university has initiated a campus lockdown in the event the perpetrators attempt to return to the campus."

Orangeburg city and county law enforcement officers also are involved in the investigation, according to the university.

Although the shooting took place at 1:30 p.m., initial notice of the incident did not appear on the university's social media accounts until more than an hour later. Clarkson said he did not know exactly how long it took the university to notify students, but said the school warned them appropriately.

"As soon as we got the information and determined that it was an ongoing, imminent danger to the university community, we started relaying the information through the appropriate emergency mass communication systems that work well here at the university," Clarkson said. "Previous tests have proven that the systems are capable of delivering appropriate messages when the appropriate time has been identified."

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Claflin University, located less than a mile from South Carolina State, also was on lockdown for a short time, according to local news station WLTX. Claflin University police also released the identity of one of the suspects, Justin Bernard Singleton.

The shooting comes on the heels of two other similar incidents this week, including a shooting at Widener University in Pennsylvania on Monday, which left one person critically injured, and another shooting Tuesday at Purdue University in Indiana, in which one student fatally shot another.

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Updated 01/25/14: This story was updated to reflect new information from police and university officials.