1 wounded in shooting at Mississippi University for Women

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A person has been injured in a shooting at the Mississippi University for Women, prompting officials to lock down the campus.

Spokeswoman Anika Perkins tells The Associated Press that the shooting happened around 1 p.m. Friday outside of the university's Whitfield Hall.

It's unclear who was shot or how seriously the victim was injured.

Employees were working Friday, but classes at the 2,800-student university in Columbus are not scheduled to resume until Jan. 15.

Perkins says officials are looking for a white man wearing blue jeans and an orange hoodie.

Local police and sheriff's deputies are helping the university police department look for the man.

The lockdown was lifted around 3:30 PM.

Despite the university's name, it has admitted men since 1982.

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