Shots fired at South Carolina university

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina says shots have been fired at its new School of Public Health in downtown Columbia.

The school issued two alerts on the shooting via its emergency system and Twitter on Thursday. The alerts said people should seek safe shelter and remain indoors.

There was no immediate word on injuries or the number of suspects who might be involved.

A Columbia police spokeswoman referred questions to the school. A school spokesman said he’s working on a statement.

The shooting happened a couple of blocks from the Statehouse in downtown Columbia. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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