Officials: 1 in Custody After College Shooting
Shooting comes a day after another on Paine's campus
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 5, 2014 4:15 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a Georgia college left one person wounded, officials said today. One person was shot at Paine College in Augusta and was alert and conscious when taken to a hospital for treatment, Richmond County sheriff's officials said in a news release. The school's sprawling 57-acre campus is just a few miles from the city's downtown area, as well as the Augusta National Golf Club where the annual Masters tournament is played.

Nearby Georgia Regents University was also on lockdown for a time today, though operations returned to normal after a suspect was taken into custody, the school said on its Facebook page. Georgia Regents University is home to a medical school and hospital, which is where the shooting victim was taken for treatment. Paine spokeswoman Tonya Williams said the lockdown was still in place at that school. Paine is a private school with just more than 800 students about 140 miles east of Atlanta. The shooting came a day after another on Paine's campus, though it was not known if the two incidents were related.

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May 5, 2014 11:13 PM CDT
The US has way too many guns that are easily available to even the most unstable of people. When will we do something to limit the easy access? How bad will this get before sane and civil people override the legislative whores who sleep with the NRA (and the gun industry) that saturate our nation with so many deadly weapons that almost anybody can put their hands on many of them?
May 5, 2014 4:18 PM CDT
How did this happen? GA has made campuses gun-free so this shouldn't be possible.