2 Dead as Shots Fired at University of South Carolina

Murder-suicide on Columbia campus
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 5, 2015 1:20 PM CST
Updated Feb 5, 2015 2:02 PM CST
The University of South Carolina football stadium in Columbia, SC, is seen in this file photo on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.   (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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(Newser) – Two people died today in an apparent murder-suicide on the University of South Carolina's campus, a shooting state law enforcement authorities called "very isolated." The state's flagship university said in two alerts via its emergency system and Twitter that a shooting had occurred at the new School of Public Health, in a busy section of downtown Columbia. State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said in a brief news conference that the two people were found in the public health building but would not say where. The shooting happened a couple of blocks from the Statehouse in downtown Columbia; the State notes that Gov. Nikki Haley cut short a press conference over security concerns.

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