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US campus shooting witness 'saw moment fight broke out'

A witness to a shooting on a US university has described the moment a fight broke out on campus - and someone pulled a gun.

Ashia Gordon, a student at Savannah State University, tried to help the victim before he was taken to hospital, she said.

She said she had been eating when a fight broke out "out of nowhere", and then someone pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

The group he was with then left him on his own, she added, as she described how she tried to help by getting people to take their shirts off and put pressure on the wound.


Campus lockdown lifted after shooting at US university

A lockdown imposed at a US university has been lifted following a shooting on campus, officials have confirmed.

The campus was put on lockdown Credit: RTV/NBC

Students were told to stay where they were and nobody was allowed in or out of Savannah State University, Georgia, after the incident in which one man was injured.

An investigation into the incident was "ongoing", a university spokesman said.

No more details were available.

One man was injured Credit: RTV/NBC

Shooting at US university puts campus on lockdown

A US university is on lockdown after a shooting on campus, emergency services have said.

Officers attended a shooting at Savannah State University in Georgia. Credit: Google Maps

A dispatch supervisor revealed officers had attended a shooting near the Student Union at Savannah State University in Georgia.

A university spokeswoman said one man had been transported to a nearby hospital with injuries.

Students have been told to stay where they are and to cooperate with officers and university staff.

A notice has been posted on the university's website Credit: Savannah State University


Three killed including soldier in Boko Haram raid in Niger

Three people including a soldier were killed when suspected Boko Haram militants raided a village in southern Niger, security sources have said.

The overnight attack took place in the village of Abadam, near the border with Nigeria, earlier this week.

One source, who wished to remain anonymous, told Reuters news agency that the militants had killed two civilians and looted shops of goods. A sergeant was lost during the pursuit, he added.

Service sector enjoys 'best performance in 17 years'

Britain's service sector enjoyed its best performance in 17 years, with firms in areas such as accountancy, law and marketing bouncing back after a weak start to the year, figures show.

The Confederation of British Industry said business and professional services had reported their best-ever period in the three months to August, according to data going back to 1998.

The services sector represents more than 75 per cent of UK output.

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