Clark said the shooting stemmed from an incident that began off campus. Authorities continued to search Friday for suspects in the case.
Update 8:44 a.m. EDT Sept. 20: A lockdown was lifted at South Carolina State University, several hours after a shooting was reported on campus, WLTX reported.
Campus police lifted the lockdown at 7:49 a.m., the television station reported.
According to a university news release, one student sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
University officials have scheduled a 9:30 am news conference on campus to discuss the shooting, WLTX reported.
Original report: The university remained on lockdown several hours after a campus-wide text alert was sent by school officials at 2:30 a.m., WLTX reported. According to the alert, the shooting occurred at Hugine Suites near Building K, the television station reported.
University officials said Hugine Suites is a coed upperclassman housing complex that contains about 755 students, WLTX reported.
A second email sent by the school 12 minutes after the first one advised students to avoid the area, WCSC reported.
Authorities have not released any information about whether anyone was hurt, the television station reported. Police also did not release a description of the gunman.