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.
W Alert: Lockdown is lifted based on investigation, by campus, local and state law enforcement agencies. There is no immediate threat to campus. Resume regular activities. Continue to be aware of your surroundings.— MS Univ for Women (@MUWedu) January 4, 2019
W Alert: Suspect remains at large. Law enforcement is conducting building by building search. Remain in lock down until further notice.— MS Univ for Women (@MUWedu) January 4, 2019
W Alert: Shooting in front of Whitfield Hall. Campus is to lockdown immediately.— MS Univ for Women (@MUWedu) January 4, 2019
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