1 arrested, 1 sought after Limestone College shooting

Brian Deleon-Shay

GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) – One person has been arrested after shots were fired on the campus of Limestone College.

Gaffney police say 23-year-old Brian Arthur Deleon-Shay is in custody following the shooting. They say an argument led to the shots being fired.

Deleon-Shay is charged with pointing and presenting a firearm on campus. Police say more charges are possible.

Shots were fired Wednesday evening in a parking lot near the gym.

A spokesman for the college said a student saw the suspect fire two shots into the air. No one was reportedly hurt.

Campus security and Gaffney Police Department are investigating the incident.

According to Limestone College, a second suspect is still being sought.

Limestone College released this statement on Thursday:

Limestone College Campus Security and the Gaffney Police Department are investigating the incident that took place on our campus Wednesday evening.

Such occurrences are exceptionally rare here and we value the safe environment that we are able to provide. Our primary goal continues to be the protection of our students, faculty, and staff. We are fortunate that such incidents are unusual on our campus.

At this time, we do not know why the vehicle and the alleged suspect or suspects inside were on our campus Wednesday night. Based on eyewitness accounts, it appears that no Limestone College students were involved in the firing of a weapon into the air.

The progress of the investigation thus far is a result of the thorough work of our Campus Security and the Gaffney Police Department, and the cooperation and assistance from members of our campus community.

If anyone has any information about the incident, they are urged to contact Campus Security at (864) 488-8344 or to call 911.

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