Coastal Carolina Shooting: Anthony Liddell, South Carolina college student, dies after shooting near campus, school officials say

Anthony Liddell is seen in an undated personal photo
Anthony Liddell in an undated personal photo

(CBS/AP) CONWAY, S.C. - A sophomore student died Tuesday after a shooting near the campus of a South Carolina university, school officials said. Police are continuing to search for the gunman.

Pictures: S.C. student fatally shot near campus

Anthony Liddell, 19, died after the shooting around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at a residence hall near the campus of Coastal Carolina University, spokeswoman Martha Hunn said. He was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach where he died.

The State Law Enforcement Division was leading the search and investigation for the shooter on Wednesday.

The school issued an alert using email and text messages around 8 p.m. Tuesday and residence halls were locked down overnight. But there was no apparent threat to students, faculty or staff on campus, Coastal Department of Public Safety Police Chief David Roper said.

Classes were to be held as planned Wednesday, the school said in a statement. CCU Counseling Services professionals and ministers were to be on hand to provide assistance to students.

Coastal Carolina University has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students. The liberal arts school was founded in 1954. According to the school's website, University Place houses nearly 2,000 students.