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Kennesaw State University gives 'all clear' after deadly shooting at nearby apartment complex

Cobb County Police said a suspect is in custody. They also confirmed the campus is no longer on lockdown.

KENNESAW, Ga. — An "all clear" has been given by Kennesaw State University after a deadly shooting took place off-campus at a nearby apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

The university warned students and staff earlier of "potentially armed suspects" that could be on campus. Later in the evening, they said there was "no credible threat to campus," in a tweet.

Cobb County Police stated they were investigating a shooting that took place at Town Crossing Apartments, which is not far from KSU. Police said around 3:30 p.m., they received a 911 call about a person shot at the apartment complex. Police found the victim when they arrived. He died from his injuries, they said.

Officers searched the immediate area, which includes portions of KSU's campus. Police said they notified the university they were searching for a "possibly armed suspect."

The university sent out an alert telling students and staff to stay in place and lock doors and windows. They tweeted the information from the school's emergency management account. 

Another alert sent earlier stated to "avoid the area of George Busbee Parkway between Frey Road and Chastain Road."

Cobb Police said a suspect is in custody. They also confirmed the campus is no longer on lockdown.