2 injured in campus shooting at South Georgia university

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2 injured in campus shooting at South Georgia university

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The campus was locked down for hours after two people were shot Saturday at Albany State University.
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  • Two people were shot Saturday night on a Georgia college campus.
  • The injuries are not life-threatening.

Two people were shot on the Albany State University campus Saturday night and officials are still searching for those responsible.

After reports of “shots fired” near two residence halls about 11 p.m., campus police responded and locked down the campus until about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a campus police report obtained Monday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

ASU police Officer Santavis Hawkins found a blood trail on the sidewalk and a pair of pink flip-flops, the report states. Another sergeant saw four shell casings on the ground near pine straw.

Shortly thereafter, officers learned two people arrived at a nearby hospital with gunshot injuries.

Diamond Kalukango, an ASU student, was shot in the foot and had circulation problems with her big toe that necessitated transfer to Grady Hospital, the report states. 

A second person, Joshua Barnes, was grazed on the back by a bullet, treated at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and released. Barnes told officers he is a Savannah State student who was staying with Kalukango for the weekend. He and some friends were in a car waiting for a party, he told police.

After a group of five or six men walked by and Barnes’ friends asked what they were “looking at,” a man in a white hoodie pulled out a gun and fired several shots toward Kalukango, who was changing her shoes at the time, officers wrote in the report.

Officers later found bullet holes in the driver and passenger side doors of Kalukango’s car.

Neither Barnes nor Kalukango or any of the witnesses knew who the shooter was, according to the report. 

An investigation is ongoing. Campus police are also looking for a gray or silver Toyota Celica as a vehicle of interest.

Albany is about 180 miles south of Atlanta.

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