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Savannah State University student injured in Albany shooting

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A Savannah State University student was one of two people injured by gunfire on Saturday night at Albany State University (Credit: MGN graphic)

A Savannah State University student was one of two people injured by gunfire on Saturday night at Albany State University.

At 10:15 p.m. on Saturday the Albany State University Police Department responded to reports of shots fired near Halls 1 and 2 on the East Campus in Albany, Ga., the university said in a news release.

The police department notified the campus community of a possible shooting and placed the campus on temporary lockdown at 10:32 p.m. The lockdown was lifted at 12:34 a.m.

An ASU student was reportedly shot in the foot and the SSU student—identified only as a male--was grazed by a bullet.

The two injured people were treated at a nearby hospital and released.

The shooter is described as a male 5’ 6” to 5’ 7” in height. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, the release said.

Police are also looking for a gray or silver Toyota Celica as a vehicle of interest.

The university has asked the Albany Police Department for help with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call ASUPD at (229) 430-4711 or the anonymous tip line at (229) 430-7963.