Univ. So. Carolina Faculty Member Shot, Killed by Ex-Wife on Campus

Authorities say the shooting was a murder-suicide. Two people are confirmed dead.

Two people died Thursday in what authorities say was a murder suicide on the campus of the University of South Carolina.

Public health professor Raja Fayad, 45, was identified as the victim, reports The State. The shooter has been identified as his ex-wife, 46-year-old Sunghee Kwon, reports the University Herald.

“The University of South Carolina Police Department responded to the shots immediately and, within moments, our community was alerted,” said University President Harris Pastides in a statement. “I want to thank USCPD for their professionalism and quick response. The building was quickly secured and we were able to give an all clear for the campus”

The shooting occurred around 1 p.m., and the school was lockdown for several hours afterward.

A Carolina Alert notified students to stay indoors until the alert was lifted. After the alert was lifted, students were allowed to return to classes with the exception of those enrolled in Public Health courses or taking classes located in the Public Health Research Center or Discovery Building.

All classes located in those buildings were canceled for Friday, and counseling support is available.

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