Georgia College Student Fatally Shot on Campus, Shooter Arrested

A female college student in Georgia died after an armed intruder entered her campus and shot her near a bus stop, then shook other students.

The shooting occurred Saturday afternoon at Kennesaw State University, leaving one victim dead and the suspect arrested, WSB-TV reported. report.

The school has not released the victim’s identity, but university officials confirmed that she was “shot and killed on campus” and that there is “no threat to the campus community” at this time.

KSU Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are working on the case, the school added.

The deadly attack occurred on the campus ring road where students usually wait for buses.

“All I could hear was seven or eight bop, bop, bop,” said Robert Bownes, who was studying nearby when the shooting happened. “Five minutes later, we received a report from campus that there was an armed intruder on campus.”

KSU Alert emails and social media posts went out just after 4 p.m., asking students, faculty and staff to “shelter in place until further notice.”

“This was really early and classes were still in session,” Bownes said.

“The scary part is that anyone could have been shot because this is a bus stop. That’s where we sit. That’s where we wait for the bus to pick us up,” he added.

Less than 40 minutes later, another KSU alert was issued, reporting that one person had been shot but that the suspect was “no longer a threat to campus.”

“Please avoid the residential areas of South Campus due to police activity,” the official added.

According to the outlet, this incident marks the second time KSU has issued a warning against armed intruders on campus.

The shelter-in-place order in January was issued after reports of a person with a gun, which police linked to a carjacking suspect who drove around campus after committing crimes in DeKalb County.