Shooting following Homecoming party at Voorhees College kills one, injures one

Shooting following Homecoming party at Voorhees College kills one, injures one

DENMARK, SC (WIS) - Officials at Voorhees College have confirmed a shooting that happened on the campus Friday night that claimed the life of one individual.

In a statement released Saturday morning, the college said two young men were shot after a Homecoming event.

According to Bamberg County Coroner Billy Duncan, Charles Williams III, 26, died as a result of the shooting.

An autopsy will be done in Newberry to determine Williams' exact cause of death. Duncan said it appears Williams was shot to death.

According to campus security, the incident happened just after 11:15 p.m. Friday night during a block party. Officials have not released details regarding what led to the shooting.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) responded to the campus around midnight. Agents say the suspect fled the scene in a car after the shooting.

the identity of the shooter is still unknown. A description of the suspect is not available at this time.

Voorhees College will remain on lockdown on the residential side of the campus. Only students, faculty, and staff with proper I.D. and decals will be permitted.

SLED continues to investigate.

Voorhees College said it extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.

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