Georgia pupil shot and killed by ‘armed intruder’ on school campus | EUROtoday

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An armed intruder shot and killed a feminine pupil on a school campus in Georgia on Saturday, plunging the college into a short lived lockdown.

The incident unfolded at round 4pm on Saturday when Kennesaw State University mentioned {that a} “dispute” broke out in entrance of the Austin Residence Complex on the Kennsaw Campus of Kennesaw State University.

The suspect, recognized as Samuel Harris, shot and killed Alasia Franklin, 21, after which fled the scene, KSU Emergency Management mentioned.

A shelter in place was ordered on the school campus whereas legislation enforcement looked for the suspect.

By 4.43pm the suspect was in custody and the order had been lifted.

Mr Harris, who will not be a pupil on the college, has been charged with possession of a firearm in the course of the fee of against the law, aggravated assault and homicide, in keeping with police data.

Franklin was a junior on the college and was additionally a member of KSU’s Student Government Association, Fox5 reported.

Police on the scene of the lethal taking pictures (FOX5)

It will not be clear if the sufferer and suspect knew one another previous to the taking pictures.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the victim’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time,” college president Kathy Schwaig mentioned in a press release.

The school is now providing counselling for these impacted by the tragedy.

In January, KSU was plunged into one other lockdown when three suspects robbed an Uber driver’s automobile and drove it onto the campus.

This additionally marks the second killing of a pupil on a school campus on Georgia this 12 months.

Laken Riley, a nursing pupil at Augusta University, was murdered when she went for a run across the University of Georgia campus. Jose Antonio Ibarra was arrested and charged along with her homicide.