Savannah State University student dies in campus shooting

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  • Christopher Starks dies at hospital after shooting at Savannah, Georgia, school
  • The shooter hasn't been identified, Georgia Bureau of Investigation says

(CNN)Students at Savannah State University in Georgia were mourning Friday after a student was shot to death in the school's student union building.

Christopher Starks, a junior from metro Atlanta, died at a local hospital after an altercation Thursday night at the union, according to Loretta Heyward, a spokeswoman for the school.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Friday that the shooting "appears to be an isolated incident."
    The shooter has not been identified, according to the GBI.
    The Student Government Association planned a vigil Friday, the Savannah school said.
    The university also delayed the start of classes and brought in grief counselors Friday.
    The shooting prompted a lockdown Thursday night at the college.
    University police and the GBI are handing the case.
    "The safety of those who live, study, work and visit Savannah State University remains a top priority -- no exceptions," the college said Friday. "Savannah State University has zero tolerance for violence of any kind."