MSU police investigate shooting

Published 2:48 pm Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Authorities at Mississippi State University are investigating an alleged kidnapping attempt and a Saturday morning campus shooting.

Campus police say there were no injuries in the shooting, but an 18-year-old female student did report being approached by a male wearing black clothing with a bandanna covering his face.

MSU Police Chief Georgia Lindley says a male allegedly showed the unidentified female a gun and asked her to leave with him. The student ran toward a friend and both reported hearing a shot fired as they left the area.

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Police received a report at about 4 a.m. that a shot had been fired in a parking area behind Hathorn Hall, a residence hall on the southern part of campus.