One man injured in shooting incident at Freedom’s Landing

Eden Hodges, Editor-in-Chief

A non-student has been hospitalized after a shooting incident at Freedom’s Landing Thursday afternoon.

Police responded at 3:30 p.m. to a 911 report of a shooting inside the building, according to Georgia Southern’s Vice President of Communications, John Lester.

“It was quickly determined that there was no altercation or foul play involved,” said Lester. “The victim was transported to a local hospital, condition unknown.”

Police spoke with witnesses in the parking lot to find out what led up to the shooting. The case has been turned over to the GBI, University Police Chief Laura McCullough told The George-Anne.

It’s the University’s policy that guns are not allowed inside campus residences, McCullough said.

Campus Safety sent out a notice around 4 p.m. sharing information about the Counseling Center and asking that people avoid the area.

“As a reminder, counseling support and other resources are available to all Georgia Southern University students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 912- 478-5541 on the Statesboro Campus,” the email read.

Freedom’s clubhouse was also staffed with Counseling Center personnel for anyone needing someone to talk to.