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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


Call for more funding to tackle wildfire problem in US

More federal funding is needed to help prevent wildfires in America, officials were told - with experts warning current policies have left forests "explosive".

Wildfires have devastated western US states Credit: Reuters

It comes after dozens of blazes tore through western US states, torching 1.7 million acres (685,000 hectares) of land.

Fire experts addressed a meeting of the US Senate's energy committee in Seattle, Washington, which in recent weeks has seen the largest cluster of deadly fires on record.

Western Washington University's chairman of environmental studies, Michael Medler, told the meeting that increasing use of controlled burns and creating greater barriers between developments and forests were key to cutting the risk of it happening again in future.

To put it bluntly, the last century of fire policies have left our forests explosive.

– Michael Medler, Western Washington University

Thousands of firefighters are still battling more than 60 large fires.

Thirteen have been killed on duty so far this year.

Two dead and two injured after attack in Louisiana

Two people have died and another injured after a double stabbing and a shooting in Louisiana, USA.

The attack happened in Sunset, Louisiana Credit: Google Maps

A man has been taken into custody after being wrestled out of a gas station mini-mart's back office in the town of Sunset, where he had holed up just two blocks from where the attack took place.

A Sunset police officer was shot while responding to reports that two people had been stabbed, according to BNO News.

Acadian Ambulance Service reportedly confirmed two people had died, and two others - including the suspect - had been injured.

'Two stabbed and officer shot' in Louisiana

Two people were stabbed and the police officer who responded to the call was shot in an attack in Louisiana, local media reports.

The suspect then drove to a nearby Exxon gas station mini mart, where he holed himself up in an office. Three people who were in the store at the time escaped.

A police negotiator and the suspect's brother have been trying to talk him out, and tear gas has been deployed, The Advocate newspaper reported.

Earlier reports suggested eight people were being held hostage, but police later confirmed that was not the case.

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