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Augusta college shooter in custody

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Law enforcement officers near the Paine College campus after a Monday shooting in Augusta. Law enforcement officers near the Paine College campus after a Monday shooting in Augusta.
Laww enforcement officers near the intersection of Central Avenue and Oak Street in downtown Augusta after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta. Laww enforcement officers near the intersection of Central Avenue and Oak Street in downtown Augusta after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta.
An ambulance can be seen leaving Paine College campus in Augusta after shooting Monday. An ambulance can be seen leaving Paine College campus in Augusta after shooting Monday.
Students are relocated from a cafeteria to the HEAL Complex after a shooting at Augusta's Paine College in Augusta Monday. Students are relocated from a cafeteria to the HEAL Complex after a shooting at Augusta's Paine College in Augusta Monday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. -

Officials say one person has been wounded in a shooting at a college in Georgia, prompting nearby campuses and a hospital to be locked down.

Paine College spokeswoman Tonya Williams says the school is working with the Richmond County sheriff's office to investigate what happened Monday. Sgt. Michael McDaniel tells WRBL News 3 sister station WJBF-TV that at least one person was shot inside a building on campus.

Christen Carter, a spokeswoman for Georgia Regents University Medical Center, says the victim is in the hospital, but information on their condition isn't available. Carter says the hospital and Georgia Regents University's two nearby campuses are also locked down.

Paine College officials have released as statement regarding a Sunday incident involving gunfire on campus:

"Paine College Police Department acknowledged that an incident took place Sunday afternoon in one of the male residence halls on campus. The incident involved non-Paine College students. Individuals discharged a firearm on campus which immediately took the campus in a lock down mode. Paine College Police and Richmond County law enforcement are investigating the incident. At this time, the campus is safe. As further developments occur, more details will be released."

It's not clear if the two shootings are related.

Paine College's website says the private school has just over 800 students and is located about 140 miles east of Atlanta.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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