Police search for killer after shooting near Coastal Carolina University

Source: WBTW

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – Coastal Carolina University is warning students to stay indoors after a shooting killed one person near campus Wednesday night.

According to a Facebook post to the university’s page and a CCU alert emailed Wednesday evening at 7:25 p.m., a shooting university-shooting2incident took place near Technology Boulevard. The alert notes that a blue pick up truck was seen leaving the area headed towards Singleton Ridge Road following the shooting.

Horry County Police arrived to the scene of the shooting just after 7:30 p.m., according to Lt. Raul Denis.

Conway Police report the shooting occurred at University Suites near apartment 103. An altercation occurred around 7 p.m., before the shooting actually took place. Police add that a 21-year-old black male was shot and died at the scene. The victim’s name has not been released, and it is unclearuniversity-shooting3.jpeg if the victim is a student at CCU.

A follow-up alert from CCU officials states, “Campus does not appear to be in immediate danger. Due to police activity, please stay inside.”

An alert from CCU at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday stated, “Students living on campus are free to move about. Students on Technology Blvd/Singleton Ridge areas stay inside.”

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