One dead in shooting near Savannah State residence hall; suspect at large

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SSU police are investigating a shooting incident that resulted in the death of an individual. The victim is not a university student, University Police report.

"At approximately 2:25 pm today, public safety received a report of shots fired in the vicinity of University Commons. The shooting victim was located and transported to Memorial Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The campus was placed on lockdown until approximately 4:45 p.m. A suspect in the shooting left campus in a silver 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT," police report.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the SSU Department of Public Safety and Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Anyone with information about the incident should call 912-358-3004.

This is the fifth homicide of the year in the Savannah/Chatham County jurisdiction.
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