Christopher Starks
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Students and faculty at Savannah State University are saddened and stunned after a Thursday-night campus shooting in Georgia left one student dead.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, junior Christopher Starks, 22, was shot during an altercation inside the school's Student Union building. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The newspaper notes that shortly after the shooting, the school's campus was placed on a lockdown as police searched for the suspect. No information about the suspect has been released as of this time, and according to reports, the lockdown was lifted around midnight.

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"It is with great sadness that we report the loss of a Savannah State University student," a statement posted on the school's website said. " … Mr. Starks was the only individual transported to a medical facility following the incident. So far, no arrests have been made."

Yahoo! News reports that since the HBCU is a state school, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will work alongside campus police to investigate the incident.

University officials told the Journal-Constitution that Friday-morning classes would be delayed until 10 a.m. and added that grief counselors would be made available on campus. A vigil would be held on campus at noon, the newspaper reports.

Savannah State is the oldest HBCU in Georgia.

Read more at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Yahoo! News.