1 dead after gunshots ring out at Georgia university

1 dead after gunshots ring out at Georgia university

It was panic and chaos at Savannah State University when a college student was shot to death on his campus.

Authorities have launched an investigation after Savannah State University was placed on lockdown when a gunman killed a student.

Christopher Starks, a junior from Atlanta, had been shot to death, succumbing to his wounds at the hospital after an altercation at the student union on Thursday, according to an Associated Press report.

The campus lockdown was lifted at around midnight on Thursday after authorities were certain the danger had passed. No arrest have been made yet and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is sprearheading the investigation. Campus police are assisting.

Classes were delayed on Friday until 10 a.m., and the university made grief counselors available to students who request them.

In response to the tragedy, students, faculty, and community members held a vigil at the Savannah State University campus on Friday in memory of Starks, according to a WJCL report.

Starks was described as a positive and happy person. He had transferred from Appalachian State University.

Students said that they hope the university can come together as a result of the tragedy, according to the report.

Days after the shooting, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation still has no motive in the shooting of Starks and were still interviewing eyewitnesses to figure out how it might have been and why he or she might have done it, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, which quoted a public affairs official as saying that there was still a lot of work to do int he case.

Starks, who was 22, was at the student union building ont he university’s campus when there was some sort of altercation, although there are few details available on what the altercation was about. It was during this altercation that he was apparently shot, and then taken to Memorial Hospital.



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