Vigil planned for gunshot victim at Ga. college

  • Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:43 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A prayer service is planned for noon Tuesday after the second shooting in two days at a Georgia college Monday left a student with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the head.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Monica Belser said in a news release said a man was taken into custody and was being called a person of interest in Monday’s shooting. Belser said Monday the man had not been charged, and police have not publicly identified him.

Monday’s shooting led to an hours-long lockdown of Paine’s campus, about 140 miles east of Atlanta.

Belser said the shooter and the gunshot victim were likely involved in a fight before the shooting. Few details about the confrontation were released.

WJBF-TV reports that authorities plan a 10 a.m. news conference to release further details.

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