A Savannah State University student in Georgia was killed Thursday night in a shooting on campus. Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area, was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead Friday, the university said in a statement.
The shooting was triggered by an altercation at the school's student union building, the statement added. No arrests have been made so far and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has launched an inquiry.
The university campus was on a two-hour lockdown following the shooting. The lockdown was lifted around Thursday midnight. The university said Friday’s classes will be delayed until 10 a.m.
"The safety of those who live, study, work and visit Savannah State University remains a top priority -- no exceptions. ... If students are aware of the presence of weapons, please think and act responsibly to disclose such information to a member of the faculty, staff or administration, or other figure of authority," the university said.
There was no word about the suspect in the shooting. Savannah State is the oldest, historically black public university in Georgia.