Claflin University student dead following off-campus shooting near SC State

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – One person is dead and another in custody following a shooting near South Carolina State University’s campus.

Authorities say the incident is near the Campus Corner. Orangeburg County Sheriff’s deputies tell local media outlets 21-year-old Andrew Sanders Jr. of Savannah, Georgia, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The victim was a Claflin University student. The family confirmed his identity as Dravious “Dre” Terry,” according to News 19 WLTX.

They haven’t said what they think led to the shooting.

Authorities say the shooting happened near Claflin University at around 10:15 a.m. Friday. They have identified the student killed as Dravious Terry, a senior business major from Greenville and Sanders’ roommate.

Claflin and nearby South Carolina State University were both briefly placed on lockdown.

Claflin University is the oldest historically black university in South Carolina. The private school has an enrollment of about 2,000 students.

Claflin University issued the following statement:

Claflin University has been notified of a fatal shooting that occurred this morning involving two University students at the Campus Corners Apartments located off Chestnut Street. The name of the deceased student is being held pending notification of the family. The assailant has been arrested.

The incident is being investigated by the Claflin University Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies. Additional information and details will be provided to the campus community as they become available.

Counseling is available in Counseling Services (Corson Hall, Office 111 and 112, 803-535-5285) and in the Chaplain’s Office in the James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel (Lower Level, Office 12, 803-535-5150).

We are working to confirm details of the shooting from the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

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