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UPDATE: Student killed in shooting at South Carolina State University, police hunt 4 suspects


A student shot at South Carolina State University died  Friday afternoon as police said they were looking for four suspects.

Brandon Robinson, 20, was shot outside an on-campus dorm about 1:30 p.m. ET and later died, college officials said.

University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson said the gunmen left campus before police could catch them, but authorities decided to lock down the campus so they could not return. The lock down was lifted late Friday afternoon.

"Our students are secure and safe as we keep looking for these individuals," Clarkson said.

He added police do not know what led to the shooting and provided no further information about the suspects.

The shooting shocked the entire campus, university President Thomas Elzey said.

"We, again, are extraordinarily sad about this. He was a very nice young man. And it hurts. It hurts us all," Elzey said, trying to hold back tears.

South Carolina State University is a historically black university with about 3,200 students in Orangeburg, about 40 miles south of Columbia.

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