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2 in custody after shots fired on North Carolina university

Gardner-Webb University Chief of Police Barry Johnson speaks on how the safety of the students is the number one priority for the campus police during a press conference about shots being fired on Wednesday evening in Boiling Springs, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Authorities at the university say officers have taken two suspects into custody. A spokesman for Gardner-Webb University said there were no injuries reported in Wednesday's incident. (Brittany Randolph/The Star via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 3:25 PM

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Authorities at a North Carolina university say shots were fired on the campus, and officers have taken two suspects into custody.

A spokesman for Gardner-Webb University said there were no injuries reported in Wednesday's incident.

Spokesman Noel Manning said authorities are looking for another person of interest. Manning said the shooting occurred on the back of the campus in the apartment section, but he could provide no additional details.

The school published on its Twitter account that the scene of the shooting is secure. Students had been ordered to shelter in place as the situation unfolded.

Gardner-Webb is affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Its 225-acre (.09 square kilometres) campus is located 52 miles (83 kilometres) west of Charlotte.

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