South Carolina law enforcement officials say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the state’s flagship university campus.
The school said Thursday afternoon that a shooting had occurred at its new School of Public Health, in a busy section of downtown Columbia.
State law enforcement division spokesman Thom Berry says he does not have any other details about the apparent murder-suicide. He says the two were found in the public health building but would not say where.
Berry says there was “no active shooter situation.” He called the situation very isolated.
A school spokesman wouldn’t immediately comment.
The shooting happened a couple of blocks from the Statehouse and two blocks from the university’s basketball arena. The street is one of the city’s busiest.
Some roads were blocked in the immediate area Thursday, but students still walked around campus, along with some vehicles that drove where they could.
A school spokesman would not immediately comment on the shooting, which happened a couple of blocks from the Statehouse and two blocks from the university’s basketball arena. The street is one of the city’s busiest. Sirens could be heard as more police officers arrived at the public health building.