A South Carolina college was placed on lockdown on Monday night (9 November) after a fatal shooting on campus, according to NBC. Spartanburg Methodist College did not announce the shooting, but advised students to go to their residence hall rooms and stay there until further notice.

Citing the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the local Fox TV station said that a campus police officer was involved and a coroner was called to the scene. NBC station WYFF of Greenville said a campus police officer was investigating a report of a car break-in and came upon two people in a car trying to drive away, striking the officer, who opened fire.

Representatives for SLED and for the college were not immediately available for comment. Video of the campus broadcast by Fox showed multiple police cars.