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1 wounded in shooting at Mississippi University for Women

9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, January 04 2019 Jan 4, 2019 January 04, 2019 3:48 PM January 04, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: The Dispatch
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A person has been injured in a shooting at the Mississippi University for Women, prompting officials to lock down the campus.
  
Spokeswoman Anika Perkins tells The Associated Press that the shooting happened around 1 p.m. Friday outside of the university's Whitfield Hall.
  
It's unclear who was shot or how seriously the victim was injured.
  
Employees were working Friday, but classes at the 2,800-student university in Columbus are not scheduled to resume until Jan. 15.
  
Perkins says officials are looking for a white man wearing blue jeans and an orange hoodie.
  
Local police and sheriff's deputies are helping the university police department look for the man.
  
The campus remained locked down more than an hour after the shooting.
  
Despite the university's name, it has admitted men since 1982.

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