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Student killed in shooting at Coastal Carolina University

By the CNN Staff
February 27, 2013 -- Updated 1128 GMT (1928 HKT)
  • NEW: The victim has died
  • NEW: The campus remains locked down
  • NEW: The school will hold classes
  • More than 9,000 students attend the school

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(CNN) -- A South Carolina university remained locked down early Wednesday morning as police searched for the person who shot and killed a student in a campus dormitory.

Officials at Coastal Carolina University in Conway said the school still plans to hold classes Wednesday, and will make counselors available.

The victim was identified as Anthony Darnell Liddell, 19, from Bennettsville.

The shooting took place at the University Place residence hall, the school said. The suspected shooter left in a vehicle, and police continue to look for him.

More than 9,000 students attend the school, which is on 630 acres about 15 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College. It became an independent university in 1993.

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CNN's Chandler Friedman contributed to this report.