CARROLLTON, Ga. -- An investigation is underway after a student was found shot to death at an apartment near the University of West Georgia on Wednesday.

Authorities later identified the victim as a senior at the school, 23-year-old Tyler Ford of Athens, Ga.

According to Carrollton Police Capt. Chris Dodds, authorities received a call that someone had been shot at the River Point Apartments on Lovvorn Road. around 4:30 p.m.

Responding officers found Ford dead at the entrance to an apartment.

The victim's roommate said that they were in their bedrooms and heard someone knock on the door. When the victim answered the door, they heard a gunshot.

The investigation continued into Wednesday evening. Police believe the suspect fled the scene on foot but haven't released any details on who that shooter may be.

Officials told 11Alive that many students of the nearby university reside at the apartment complex.

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