Officials: 1 in custody after Ga. college shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Updated Monday, May 5 at 8:33 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was shot at a college in Georgia suffered a life-threatening head injury and is being treated at a local hospital.

Richmond County Sheriff's Sgt. Monica Belser said in a news release that a 21-year-old man has been taken into custody and is being identified as a person of interest in Monday's shooting, which prompted an hourslong lockdown at Paine College in Augusta. He has not been charged or identified. Lockdowns were also implemented at nearby Georgia Regents University, which houses the university's hospital, and nearby public schools.

Belser said the victim and suspect were likely involved in a fight before the shooting. The victim was found on the third floor of an academic and administrative building. Authorities initially said the victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

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