One in custody, one being sought after shots fired on Gardner-We –

(Jordan Sawyers | WBTV)


One person was taken into custody and a “person of interest” is being sought after shots were fired on a college campus in Cleveland County.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday on the Gardner-Webb University campus, which is on the 100 block of South Main Street in Boiling Springs. The university was placed on lockdown and students were told to shelter in place while officials investigated.

According to university officials, no one was injured and “suspects” were taken into custody.

According to the Associated Press, spokesman Noel Manning said authorities are looking for another person of interest. Manning told the AP the shooting occurred on the back of the campus in the apartment section, but he could provide no additional details.

Officials said that two individuals were shooting at each other. One of the alleged ‘shooters’ is in custody and will likely be charged, according to Barry Johnson, the chief of university police. A car windshield was also damaged by gunfire according to Johnson.

Officials said that there were no students involved in the incident. They said there are surveillance cameras in the area where the shooting happened.

Gardner-Webb officials said just before 10:30 p.m. that the person being sought is not believed to be on campus. The lockdown was also lifted after police cleared the dormitories.

“At this point we are just very thankful that no one was hurt, that no students were hurt, and we hope for a good and successful resolution of this whole matter,” said Frank Bonner, president of Gardner-Webb University.

Officials said that some other people were detained who were in one of the suspect vehicles. The names of those people have not been released.

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