An active shooter situation was reported at Paine College on Monday with one person reported to be shot. The suspect was apparently apprehended and in custody. It was the second shooting incident to occur at the college campus in two days.
Investigators said Paine College student, JaJuan Baker, 21, was shot in the head during an altercation by Xavier Cooper, 20, another student at the college.
Investigators said Baker was shot at Haygood-Holsey Hall.
“Upon arrival, a male victim was found on the third floor with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Georgia Regents University Hospital Trauma Center for what is reported as a life-threatening injury,” Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday.
On Wednesday, authorities said Baker is expected to make a full recovery.
As the campus went into lock down, police were able to track Cooper to a dormitory where he was hiding.
On Sunday, a shooting took place on campus where another student was struck by debris when the bullets pierced through a dormitory wall. That shooting placed the campus on lock down as well.
“The sheriff’s office is investigating another shooting that occurred the previous evening where a student was injured by debris, through a blast through a wall,” Clayton said.
Investigators are looking into whether the two shootings are connected.
School officials said the campus is safe for students and normal classes will resume on Tuesday.
“We take safety as the highest responsibility when it comes to the protection of our students,” Brandon Brown, the senior vice president of Institutional Advancement at Paine College, said. “We are continuing to do the things we do to protect our students.”