2 dead in apparent murder-suicide on USC campus

Law enforcement officials gather on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., after shots were fired at its new School of Public Health, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. There were no immediate reports on injury or suspects. (AP Photo/The State, Tim Dominick)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina law enforcement officials say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the state’s flagship university campus.

The school said Thursday afternoon that a shooting had occurred at its new School of Public Health, in a busy section of downtown Columbia.

State law enforcement division spokesman Thom Berry says he does not have any other details about the apparent murder-suicide. He says the two were found in the public health building but would not say where.

Berry says there was “no active shooter situation.” He called the situation very isolated.

A school spokesman wouldn’t immediately comment.

The shooting happened a couple of blocks from the Statehouse and two blocks from the university’s basketball arena. The street is one of the city’s busiest.

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