Breaking News:Professor fatally shot at Mississippi university, campus locked down

JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) – A professor was shot and killed on Monday at Delta State University in Mississippi, a county coroner said, and the school remained locked down after reports of an active shooter on campus.

The university, located in Cleveland, Mississippi, confirmed a fatality on its Twitter account and asked those on campus to stay inside and away from windows.

The Bolivar County Coroner said the shooting victim was a professor.

The suspect remained on the loose, the Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported, citing the Cleveland Police Department.

A representative for the university’s communications office said it had no further comment.

More than 4,000 students are enrolled in the public university, located 120 miles (193 km) northwest of Jackson.

(Reporting by Therese Apel; Additional reporting by Colleen Jenkins and Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Susan Heavey and Lisa Lambert)

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