School: 1 wounded in shooting at Coastal Carolina campus

  • Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:32 p.m., Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:18 p.m.

CONWAY, S.C. -- A spokeswoman says one person has been wounded in a shooting at a school apartment complex near Coastal Carolina University, and a lockdown of campus buildings has been ordered.

School spokeswoman Martha Hunn said the gunman was still at large Tuesday night.

She said dispatchers received a call around 7:20 p.m. regarding a shooting at University Place, which is adjacent to S.C. Highway 544.

Hunn said the victim was transported to a local hospital.

According to the school’s website, University Place houses almost 2,000 students.

Coastal Carolina University has an enrollment of slightly more than 9,000 students. Its website says there are 72 buildings on campus covering 630 acres. The school, founded in 1954, is in Conway, 15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.

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