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  • Kaley Lawrimore

Shooting in Conway prompts "shelter in place" at CCU

On Friday, Oct. 13, Conway police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Live Oak and Leonard Avenue, according to a police report.

When officers arrived to the scene about five miles from CCU, they found that three shots had been fired and that there was one victim. There were no suspects or victims at that location.

Police said Brian Justin Canty, 28, from Georgetown, was arrested while trying to get the victim, a 24-year-old Pawleys Island man, to the hospital.

Police said Canty stopped his car at Brooks Stadium where the gunshot victim was later found.

Canty was arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon by certain persons, possession of schedule II narcotics 2nd offense, PWID heroin 3rd offense and PWID heroin 3rd offense near a school.

The report showed another person was connected to the shooting, but didn’t provide details about that person.

CCU students, faculty and staff got an alert on their phone and email, “Everyone shelter in place until further notice.”

Not even 20 minutes later, everyone was given the “all clear.”

Police continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Conway Police Department at 843-248-1790.

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